The magic moment at Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Aviation International News » January 2004
January 29, 2007, 4:58 AM

President Bush participated in the events at Kitty Hawk, N.C., on December 17 to mark the 100th anniversary of manned, powered flight, and although the weather exercised its right to rain on the great parade, the spirits of the 35,000+ people in attendance remained high. Ken Hyde’s faithful replica of the original Wright Flyer, piloted by Kevin Kochersberger after a coin toss, needed between 10 and 22 mph of wind over its muslin-covered wings to fly properly, but the five-mph breeze on the day at least lifted it off the launch rail.

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