The Wright Flyer - Where it all began Chino reported :

"As I write this on December 17, 2000, it is 97 years to the day that this whole airplane thing started with a 12 second flight in gusty winds at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

I dug out my copy of Russel Freedman's book "The Wright Brothers: How they invented the Airplane". Although there are many other books on the Wright Brothers, this one for "young readers" is my favorite. The Wright Brothers: How they invented the Airplane READ ABOUT IT HERE.

Orville made the 12 second first flight -- Wilbur flew for 59 seconds later the same day before the Flyer was blown over by strong winds, damaged, and retired for the winter.

Links The Wright Flyer ABOVE the sands at Kittyhawk - 1907