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Orville Wright’s Flight Record at Fort Myer in 1909

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On July 27th, 1909, Orville Wright sets the flight duration record at Ft. Myer. The flight was over 40 miles with an average speed of also over 40 miles per hour.

Orville Wright in 1909
Orville Wright in 1909

Source: Library of Congress

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Below is film footage from the test flight.

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