December 17: Wright Flight

On this date in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft. Enjoy this collection of flying machines to celebrate their successful flight.

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Use this banner on social media to share FCIT’s collection of flying machines on the anniversary of the first successful flight.

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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 Model B

Two views of the Wright Model B from the ClipPix ETC website.
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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.

Prop Plane Gallery

Over 140 photos of prop planes the ClipPix ETC website.

Helicopters Gallery

Twenty photos of helicopters from the ClipPix ETC website.

Jet Plane Gallery

Fifty photos of jets from the ClipPix 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.