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.
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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.