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Witnessing History: Orville Wright Sets Flight Duration Record in 1909

On July 27th, 1909, Orville Wright set the flight duration record at Ft. Myer. This historic flight was over 40 miles with an average speed of over 40 miles per hour. Witness the test flight in this video.
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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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