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Lift, 2nd Edition by Robert E. Quinn, Ryan W. Quinn

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CHAPTER 11

BECOMING A POSITIVE FORCE IN ANY SITUATION

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After Orville and Wilbur Wright’s successful flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they announced to the press that the age of the flying machine had come. Even so, their airplane had flown only in straight lines, landing on the soft sands of the North Carolina beach. Therefore, in 1904, the Wright brothers began flying their new airplanes in a cow pasture in Ohio. They added weight to the front of planes to improve stability and moved the elevator farther forward so that it would be less sensitive. Finally, on October 20, 1904, they flew their first circular flight for one minute and thirty-six ...

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