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    100th aniversary of flight

    Nothing new I have probably spelt aniversary wrong but today is the 100th year of avation.

    What a significant contribution that has to been to history!
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    As my profile says, I'm an aerospace engineer/student. This is a huge thing around the world today.

    Some of the things going on

    Strictly speaking, people should be saying that it is the centenary year of mechanised flight as a Yorkshireman by the name of Sir George Cayley had the first manned flight a full 60 years before the Wright brothers lifted off.

    It was however just a glider containing a small boy (son of a servant) and the first adult flight was a man (the servant) who flew 250m in a glider in 1853.

    It is indeed a rather large contribution but I sometimes wonder how many Americans know that people could fly before the Wright brothers.:rolleyes:
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    When I woke up this morning I said to myself - 'what a great day in history and flight', before running down the street to get the paper - and skipping immediatly to the sport.

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    Originally posted by PY
    Strictly speaking, people should be saying that it is the centenary year of mechanised flight as a Yorkshireman by the name of Sir George Cayley had the first manned flight a full 60 years before the Wright brothers lifted off.

    It was however just a glider containing a small boy (son of a servant) and the first adult flight was a man (the servant) who flew 250m in a glider in 1853.

    Which in itself was fully 70 years after the Montgolfier Brothers.

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    100 years, woah its come on along way :wow:
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    Originally posted by PY
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