The Wright Brothers - Section III, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

David McCullough
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For Myer was on the Virginia side of the Potomac, near Arlington Cemetery. The area that Orville was given for his trial runs was smaller than Wilbur’s Les Hunaudieres location. But there was already a small hanger and a dozen army soldiers to help him. Charlie Taylor and Charlie Furnas were both on hand to help him. They were planning to demonstrate the Wright Flyer for the first time before an American audience. Orville was uneasy when the Flyer was rolled out of the hanger on September 3rd.

Despite his battle with his nerves, Orville climbed into the airplane. The propellers were started and he shouted to his team to, “Let her go!” It lifted up and it soon was high in the air. Everyone was shouting and excited. He circled around and came in for a landing. It was a...

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