From THE CARILLON HISTORICAL PARK Facebook page.
Happy October 5th! On this date in 1905, practical flight was achieved when Wilbur Wright flew above Huffman Prairie for over 24 miles on a single flight of close to 40 minutes, at an average speed of 38 miles an hour. This flight was not only the longest the Wrights had made to date, it was also longer that the combined total of all 109 flights they had made in 1903 and 1904. The aircraft completing that flight was the 1905 Wright Flyer III, which is displayed at Carillon Historical Park’s Wright Brothers National Museum and is recognized as the world’s first practical airplane.
Just in time for this anniversary, a new free podcast about the Wright brothers, featuring our own V.P. of Museum Operations, Alex Heckman, has been released.