Saturday, March 7, 2009

US-356015, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, USA

USA-21, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, showing a replica of the 1905.

The Wright Flyer III was the third powered aircraft built by the Wright Brothers. Orville Wright made the first flight with it on June 23, 1905. The Flyer III had an airframe of spruce construction with a wing camber of 1-in-20 as used in 1903, rather than the less effective 1-in-25 used in 1904. The new machine was equipped with the engine and other hardware from the Flyer II and was essentially the same design and same performance as Flyers I and II.

Huffman Prairie, also known as Huffman Prairie Flying Field or Huffman Field is part of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. The 84 acre (.34 km²) patch of rough pasture outside Dayton, Ohio is where the Wright brothers undertook the difficult and sometimes dangerous task of creating a dependable, fully controllable airplane and training themselves to be pilots.


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