19 August 1871

Orville Wright

19 August 1871: Orville Wright, co-inventor with his brother Wilbur of the first successful airplane, was born at Dayton, Ohio.

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About Bryan Swopes

Bryan R. Swopes grew up in Southern California in the 1950s–60s, near the center of America's aerospace industry. He has had a life-long interest in aviation and space flight. Bryan is a retired commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor.

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  1. Brian, thank you for your effort, knowledge, and passion.

    Best Regards,
    David Zeitlin

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