Wright Brothers http://wunc.org en What Made The Wright Brothers' Plane Innovative? http://wunc.org/post/what-made-wright-brothers-plane-innovative <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been 110 years this week since the Wright Brothers successfully got their heavier-than-air flying machine off the ground. The "aero-plane" had a number of really cool inventions.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://3d.si.edu/explorer?modelid=48#">The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum has built a 3D model </a>where you can explore the plane from every angle. Writer Peter&nbsp;Jakab details </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">what made the plane take off. Here's some highlights:</span></p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones & Carol Jackson 27387 at http://wunc.org What Made The Wright Brothers' Plane Innovative? Kitty Hawk Celebrations Mark 109 Years Of Flight http://wunc.org/post/kitty-hawk-celebrations-mark-109-years-flight <p>Wilbur and Orville Wright launched their first successful powered flight 109 years ago today on the Outer Banks. A series of events at the Wright Brothers National Memorial this morning honor the anniversary. Fly-overs by Marine jets and Coast Guard planes and helicopters and a wreath laying ceremony will be part of the activities. Joshua Boles is a park ranger at the Memorial. He says the weather was a challenge for those manning that first flight.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 6215 at http://wunc.org