It’s not a bird…

It’s a 300-ton flying machine and so today, on Orville Wright’s birthday, we celebrate Aviation Day! The Wright brothers came a long way from Icarus and his wax wings. Wilbur and Orville Wright are credited with inventing the first “controlled, sustained, powered” airplane to successfully take flight.  If it weren’t for the aerodynamic bits they got right, everyone else developing planes would not have had such a great idea to steal. Badaboom, badabing, fast forward and we still have planes falling from the sky, just not as often and for a variety of reason other than it’s never been done before.

Celebrate today by watching planes take off from a landing strip.  I recently did that on a beach in St. Marteen.  It was wonderful, but I’m sure that had more to do with the beach than the planes.  If you don’t have access to the beach on St. Marteen, visit your nearest airport or kickback on the couch and watch Airplane.  You’re sure to get some laughs although you won’t catch much wind (unless you’re eating beans, in which case, you may make some wind).  Catch some air and…


Today’s References: The Wright Brothers

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