NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

sunset-7-BeautifulFreePictures.com6th October, 1908: Wilbur Wright topped a series of record-breaking flights today by staying aloft more than an hour with a passenger and won himself a $100,000 patent rights deal with a French group that has already ordered 50 of his aircraft. The flight at Le Mans was Wright’s second record-breaker since August, during which time he has been demonstrating in front of the syndicate of French backers. He set one record on September 21, when he made a flight of one hour and 32 minutes covering a distance of 61 miles and then another on October 3, when he stayed in the air for 55 minutes with a journalist as a passenger.

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