The Wright Flyer III, 1905.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

The Wright Flyer III, 1905.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


The Wright Flyer III flying at Huffman Prairie, Ohio on 4th October 1905, piloted by Orville. Regular circuits were flown from this cow pasture in what Gibbs-Smith described as 'the first practical aeroplane'. The witnesses were predominantly locals leading to continued scepticism regarding their claims on both sides of the Atlantic.

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