[WWI] it was 100 years ago today

Crawford Neil wwi@wwi-models.org
Thu Dec 18 07:04:00 EST 2003

>I recall reading that as a condition to the Flyer's return, the Wright
>estate insisted that the Smithsonian state in writing that it would never
>entertain any other claims to being 'first powered flight'.


Thank God! If there is anything that makes me tired it is all the
articles about the "others". None of them were any where near the Wrights.
For me aviation started December 17th 1903, because from then on I
can build models of planes that actually flew.
/Neil C. 

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