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1903 Wright Flyer
The first practical Airplane - By the fall of 1905, the Wright brothers experimental period ended
By the fall of 1905, the Wright brothers’ experimental period ended. With their third powered airplane, they now routinely made flights of several minutes. On October 5, Wilbur made a spectacular flight in which he circled the field 30 times in 39 minutes for a total distance of 24 1/2 miles.
In every sense, the Wrights now had a practical airplane. They turned their attention to securing their patent and seeking a customer for their invention.
They would not fly again for 2 1/2 years.The 1905 Wright Flyer is on display at Carillon Historical Park, Dayton. The 1904 Flyer does not survive.
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