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  • "the Wrights finally took to the air on December 17th, 1903, making two flights each from level ground into a freezing headwind gusting to 27 miles an hour. The first flight, by Orville, of 120 feet (36.5 meters) in 12 seconds, at a speed of only 6.8 mph over the ground, was recorded in a famous photograph." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_Brothers#Flights
  • What about Richard Pearse, in New Zealand, March 31st 1902?? http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/pearse1.html
  • Jacob Broadbeck from Fredricksberg, Texas flew his powered, controllable, heavier than air aircraft in 1866. He flew in San Antonio, Texas. Look him up on the net if you doubt this.

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