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106 Years since 1st Powered Flight by Wright Brothers - No Big Events in Japan

106 Years since 1st Powered Flight by Wright Brothers - No Big Events in Japan

The first manned, powered flight by the Wright brothers. Photo=NASA

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On December 17, the aviation industry greeted the 106th anniversary of the first manned, powered flight by the Wright brothers.

On that day in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, South Carolina, American brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright recorded their successful 12-second manned flight with the 12-horse power Wright Flyer 1. This was the beginning of today’s vast aviation industry and its powered engines.

The First Flight Society, which offer lectures and takes care of monuments, held a 106th anniversary event in Kitty Hawk, where the brothers actually conducted their flight. There was a first flight reenactment, a concert and a speech by guest speaker Amanda Wright Lane, great grand-niece of the Wright Brothers. The pioneers of the aviation industry and powered flight that has developed so rapidly in the past 100-plus years were honored at the event.

Wright Flyer 1 replicas are on display in places throughout Japan such as New Chitose Airport, but no large-scale events were planned to commemorate the 106th anniversary.

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