EAA284 – Les Garber presentation

Posted By on February 13, 2006

Les GarberEAA284 had a good turnout this past Sunday afternoon at Red Stewart Field. February 12th at 2PM was our regularly scheduled meeting and thanks to Les Garber’s presentation it was both interesting and educational. Les, the author of “The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation,” gave an outstanding presentation on the amazing engineering aspect Orville and Wibur Wright demostrated in achieving powered flight. He lectured with a Powerpoint presentation as well as several mockup models demostrating the many hurdles faced by the Wright Brothers.

Slide One

I’ll included the Huffman Prarrie flight narrated by Tim Gaffney of the Dayton Daily News below.

1905 Wright Flyer Video


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