Orville Wright: August 19
On this date in 1871, Orville Wright was born. Orville and his brother, Wilbur, are credited with inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful airplane. Enjoy this collection of flying machines to celebrate Orville’s birthday.
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Use this banner on social media to share FCIT’s collection of flying machines on the birthday of Orville Wright.
Wright Brothers' Flight
Wilbur flies as brother Orville cheers in this mural at the Tampa International Airport. Photo from the ClipPix ETC website.
Wright Flyer Replica
A replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer on display at the Early Flight exhibit of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. From the ClipPix Etc website.
Wright 1909 Military Flyer
Re-creation of the Wright 1909 Military Flyer on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Purchased by the US Army Signal Corps for $30,000 in 1909, it was retired two years later. Photo from the ClipPix ETC website.
Flying Machine Illustrations
Over a hundred illustrations of early balloons, airplanes, blimps, and other flying machines from the ClipArt ETC website.
Space Travel Gallery
Over a hundred photos of space vehicles and travel from the ClipPix ETC website.
Kennedy Space Center
A gallery of photos from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Available on the ClipPix ETC website.