|The world's first practical flying machine, the 1905 Flyer, housed at Carillon Historical Park, Dayton, Ohio.|
"Our Recent Experiments in North Carolina"- "We undertook these experiments in order to test the carrying capacity of the machine, and to ascertain its speed with two men on board, as well as to regain familiarity in the handling of the machine after a period of almost three years without practice. No attempt was made to beat our record of distance, made in 1905."
|Our Recent Experiments in North Carolina, Aeronautics, June 1908|
"On the 14th of May a passenger was taken on board. In the first flight the motor was shut off at the end of 29 seconds to prevent running into a sand hill, towards which the machine was started. But in a second, the machine carried the passenger and operator for a flight of three minutes and forty seconds, making a complete circle, and landing near the starting point."
"Watching the Wright Brothers Fly"- Byron R. Newton- "After the first flight, we saw many others more remarkable. In the very next flight we were astonished to discover that two men were in the machine. At first we thought we were deceived by some optical or shadow effect, but when the aeroplane came down after making a flight of more than two miles, we plainly saw two men get out and examine the mechanism."
|The Republic, St. Louis, Mo. Monday, May 11, 1908|
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