The Wright Brothers  - The Invention of the Aerial Age

Orville's mandolin. 200 intricately carved wing shapes. One surviving wingtip. These artifacts in the Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age online exhibit offer rich details and personal insights into the Wright brothers' lives. Begin exploring and learn more about the Wright brothers.


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The First Published Eyewitness Account
Lent by the U.S. Air Force Academy Library, Gimbel Collection
Amos I. Root, a beekeeping enthusiast from Medina, Ohio, traveled 175 miles to see the Wright brothers fly and witnessed their first circular flight. He published an account of that historic event in his journal, Gleanings in Bee Culture. It was the first eyewitness account of a Wright brothers airplane flight to appear in print.
The First Published Eyewitness Account

 

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