Orville: ‘We came down here for wind and sand, and we have got them.’

The first flight, photo by John T. DanielsOn this day in 1903, the Wright brothers finally took to the air in Kitty Hawk after repairing the damage to the flyer caused by the Dec. 14 attempt, making two flights each from level ground into a freezing headwind gusting to 27 miles (43 km) an hour.

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