Friday, November 2, 2012

Fabulous Foto Friday...

[First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds, 10:35 a.m.; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina] (LOC)

Photograph shows the first powered, controlled, sustained flight. Orville Wright at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. Wilbur Wright running alongside to balance the machine, has just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing. The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. (Orville Wright preset the camera and had John T. Daniels squeeze the rubber bulb, tripping the shutter.)  Library of Congress

~I just love history, reading about it, watching it and especially seeing it in picture form.  I feel like I'm right there on that windy day, rooting for the machine to work...anxious to see it successfully rise into the sky, to become the first human bird.~



  1. Oooh, I think I remember that photo from my history book. I do know there was a photo of the Wright brothers and their flying machine. I thought it was called Kitty Hawk. But I guess that's just the town.

    Kitty Hawk... great shapeshifter name. ~smiles~

  2. Yeah, the picture seems familiar to me as well, Savanna. It sure could have been in the history books considering they have it at the Library of Congress. :)

    Kitty Hawk is an excellent name for a shifter! :D