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Friday, 21 October 2011

2011-10-21 100th celebration of O. Wright's historic, world record glider flight on Oct. 24, 1911


The Wright brothers were not only the first to fly with an engine, they also experienced soaring. The current hand glider community is a direct successor of these trials with many machine inspired by the works of the pioneers. 

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Soaring 100!


The centennial celebration of Orville Wright's historic, world record glider flight on October 24, 1911 of 9 minutes and 45 seconds heralding the arrival of modern soaring.


Almost a century ago, on October 24, 1911, Orville Wright soared for 9 minutes and 45 seconds in Kitty Hawk, a record that held for almost 10 years, and started the sport and science of modern soaring as we know it today.

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