Posted by: bkivey | 17 December 2011

Powered, Sustained, and Controlled

No. 821,393

PATENTED MAY 22, 1906

O. & W. WRIGHT.
FLYING MACHINE.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 23, 1903

Telegram sent by Wrights to their father at about 3:00 PM on 17 December 1903:

Success four flights Thursday morning all against twenty one mile wind started from level with engine power alone average speed through air thirty one miles longest flight fifty nine seconds inform press home Christmas.

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