Events, 1909, Fort Myer (Va), Wright (Co) Type A Military (Signal Corps No. 1) Trials. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

One-half right front view of Wright 1909 Military Flyer mounted on its launch rail at Fort Myer, Virginia, during US Army Military Flight Trials, June-July 1909. Orville Wright, back to camera, stands leaning against the aircraft near the controls, as a US Army soldier stands waiting near the forward canard. Two other soldiers stand at left foreground with one of Wright's assistants; another assistant can be seen behind the aircraft at left background.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes
  • Biplanes

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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