20 August 1908

Orville Wright took the 1908 Flyer to Fort Myer, Va., in August 1908, and made flights almost daily. (U.S. Air Force)

20 August 1908: Orville Wright brought a Wright Model A to Fort Myer, Virginia, to demonstrate it to the United States Army.

Three-view drawing of the Wright Military Flyer. (Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company)

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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.