National Aviation Day 2014

Today, August 19, 2014, on what would have been Orville Wright’s 143rd birthday, we celebrate National Aviation Day.

In the immortal words of Drake:

“Started from the bottom….

12/17/1903: The Wright Brothers achieve the first flight in Kitty Hawk, NC. Taken from www.wright.nasa.gov

12/17/1903: The Wright Brothers achieve the first flight in Kitty Hawk, NC.
Taken from www.wright.nasa.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                           now we’re here.”

A picture in X-3 Stiletto in 1954. Taken from www.dfrc.nasa.gov

A picture of the X-3 Stiletto in 1954. Taken from www.dfrc.nasa.gov

The Sweet Escape by Richard Silva.

The Sweet Escape by Richard Silva.

 

So thank you Orville and Wilbur for being aerospace pioneers and giving us the ability to travel from Cincinnati to Los Angeles in a few hours whenever I have the money to do so.

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1. (1903). First Flight [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://wright.nasa.gov

2. NACA/NASA. (1954). E-1546 [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://dfrc.nasa.gov

3. Silva, R. (2012). The Sweet Escape [Photograph]. Retrieved from tumblr.com 

 

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