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The Wright Brothers Story

By (author) Mike Roussel
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 3rd Jul 2017
Dimensions: w 118mm h 192mm d 16mm
Weight: 270g
ISBN-10: 0750970472
ISBN-13: 9780750970471
Barcode No: 9780750970471
Synopsis
The creative and technological genius of the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, led to the first powered and controlled flight. Born in Ohio, USA, the brothers' fascination with flight began at an early age. Their first powered aeroplane, `The Wright Flyer', was tested at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Wilbur's first flight was on 14 December 1903, but quickly stalled and crashed. Three days later, after repairs, Orville flew to 540ft and landed safely after 12 seconds; this was the first powered flight in aviation history. Packed with facts, figures and little-known details, this book charts the triumphs and tragedies of the Wright brothers as they set about making history together.

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