Hey Guys and Gals, first time poster long time reader.
I was hanging at the flying field today and me and 2 other guys were flying and chatting a bit and got into a small debate about the origins of flight.Â* We didn't know if it was 1903 or 1904 when the Warner brothers made the first powered flight with a human on board..Â* I thought it was 03 other guy thought it was 04.Â* The engine was a issue too.Â* I thought it was a early Ford engine before ford became a company.Â* The other guy figured it was a early Briggs b4 he met Stratton. Â* I'm really glad whenever with whatever engine they did it with in Kitty Hawk SC they they made that flyer fly. :-)Â*
All I know the 3 of us had fun today.Â* I have my 4-star 40 with os46 the other guy has a big stik 40 with a Magnum 46 and the other other guy has an electric helicoper that is pretty sweet.
No , Dude , Warner Bros was Bugs Bunny and such .... Now , As to the Wright Bros , yes , their first flight is in the history books as 1903 . in December . A funny and true side note here , is that the very first Harley Davidson motorbike was built several months earlier in that same year ! (I'm surprised that HD has never used that fact in advertising ; Something along the lines that they made man able to fly on the road before Wilbur and Orville made it happen in the air !) .....
Anyway , To continue ,
Yes , the Wrights are credited in the history books as first , but as with EVERY ''invention'' , these gains always come as a result of building upon the already existing technology . Could Edison have invented his light bulb had electricity not been harnessed earlier by others ? For the true origins of human flight , even powered human flight , ya gotta go all the way back to DaVinci , and follow through the work being done in both France and the US in the mid/late 1800s , , , A notable name for research is Samuel Langley . He was determined to acheive STEAM POWERED flight , and by some accounts , came close ! (
The original ''Steampunk'' ?!?! )
PS , before ya ask , NO ! Amelia Earhart was most certainly not the ''First Female Pilot'' as lots of today's generation seem to think . She just got , famously , lost ........ For the first ladys in the pilot seat ya gotta go back to Gals like Harriet Quimby , although i'm not too sure info on her is as readily available as that of later women like Earhart .