Skip to comments.Connecticut Senate passes bill writing Wright Brothers out of history
Posted on 06/05/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT by servo1969
Are they righting a wrong or wronging the Wrights?
The Connecticut Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening that would delete the Wright brothers from history, explicitly stripping recognition for the first powered flight from Orville and Wilbur and assigning it to someone else.
The Governor shall proclaim a date certain in each year as Powered Flight Day to honor the first powered flight by [the Wright brothers] Gustave Whitehead and to commemorate the Connecticut aviation and aerospace industry, reads House Bill No. 6671, which now sits on the governors desk awaiting passage into law.
"Theres no question that the Wright brothers retain their place in aviation history," Republican state sen. Mike McLachlan told FoxNews.com. And rightfully so. They just weren't first." The governor is likely to sign the bill as early as next week, he said.
In March, aviation historian John Brown unveiled what he calls photographic proof that Whitehead flew over Connecticut in 1901, two years, four months, and three days before the Wright brothers.
"At least in Connecticut, aviation history now appears to have been rewritten, Brown told FoxNews.com Wednesday. I have no information about whether school books will be reprinted in time for the start of Fall classes.
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Wright Brothers...red state.That other clown...Communist state.Nothing to see here folks.
Wright Brothers....purpleish state. That other clown....Communist state. Nothing to see here folks. There fixed it....lol.
I always that it was some Greek God who was the first one to fly. the problem he got to high and close to the sun and the wax melted the feathers fell off and he dropped to the ground. the fall did not kill him it was the sudden impact.
Not just controlled flight, but sustained flight. The most historically significant happening in the field of flight was the development of a heavier-than-air craft whose airborne range was for all practical purposes limited only by fuel capacity. The Wright Brothers' first powered flight would not have been historically significant but for the fact that it paved the way for sustained flight. Even if someone else could fly with some degree of control before the Wright Brothers did so, such ability would be historically insignificant if they didn't develop the ability to fly for miles at a stretch.
It was also the first use of stealth technology. Plane had a sheet over it.
He “claimed”he did it,but never Backed it up.
Keep in mind, this coming from the same constitution-hating communist imbeciles that just outlawed .22 rifles. Constitution State, my azz. Communist State would be more like it. This state is being run by the insane.
“Edison purchased Fergie Jenkins patent to keep film from flapping around in movie projectors”
And Fergie still had time to win 284 games and strike out over 3,000 batters! : )
My bad, Charles FRANCIS. Not sure where I got it in my head his name was Ferguson
Or Dayton, Ohio for that matter. CT really has their heads up their behinds lately.
CT is going about this in the wrong way. We all know that if you just tell Susan Rice to say it, it will be accepted as fact. Obama better intervene and straighten this out. (Is a sarcasm tag really required?)
That 2003 entry said the Wrights used catapults for takeoff.
What are your thoughts on this?
That’s a glider, it doesn’t have its own propulsion.
“If it isnt documented, it didnt happen.”
Correct. Just like lawyer friends always tells me, it’s not the truth that counts, it’s what evidence and how many witnesses you can stroll into the court room. It’s a frikkin’ drawing for crying out loud.
When did the Germans bomb Pearl harbor?
Evidence in Hartford? With the exception of a few Sens. and Reps. they do what the want. Phone calls, letters and email are just to make you feel like they care.
Hopefully the good folk in NC will mobilize and take out the trash in Conn and remove the restrictive gun laws after they take over.
First powered flight...on video
And the horse's name sounds very familiar.
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Thanks a fool in paradise.
Meanwhile, there are calls for the Neo European state of Connecticut to be purged from the American Republic.
Hmmm??? To restore the Wright Brothers to their right place in history... we only need to “discover” they were gay, transexual, lesbian black Hispanics. Then the Connecticut legislature would reverse this law pronto and Wright Brothers would take flight anew.
Looks like Whitehead was first. However, from what I’ve heard from aeronautical engineers, Whitehead’s plane could not have been scaled up to a bigger version as the Wrights’ aircraft was. We will see more and more documentation that Whitehead was indeed first. The Wright family’s extortion regarding their permission to show the Flyer at the Smithsonian is shameful.
The smithsonian never believed the wright brothers because they paid someone else to be “the first.”
I think that’s just the back end
If it has any scientific basis, someone should be able to repeat the flight of that contraption. On the 100th anniversary of the Kitty Hawk flight, I believe there was attempted flight.
OK. So, let’s assume he DID “fly” before the Wright brothers, but some how, despite hundreds of thousands of photographs and camera being available in the CT and US in general sicne teh mid-1860’s, some how nobody took a picture that day, nor write a newspaper story, nor get on the train and get witmesesse that day, nor send any telegraph message back to their sponsors or mother or sister or brother or partner or wife or friends.
What did he do the next day? Sit on his bottom and do nothing either?
Did NOTHING for the next 20 years and NEVER attempt to fly again? NEVER get in front of anybody else and claim multi-thousand dollar competitions and prizes for the first circular flight or longest distance flight or carry passengers or get airmail contracts or get military contracts?
Sure, other people tried to make light bulbs.
But Edison’s light bulb WORKED for many hours. It WAS the first successful light bulb!
Lots of people got contraptions into the air and crashed before the Wright Brothers . The Wright Brothers were from Ohio and just used Kitty Hawk because it has the most constant and consistent winds, which they used when developing the Wright glider. North Carolina was the site of the first flight due to an accident of geography.
The Wright Brothers patent claims did not even cover propulsion, even though their propeller and engine introduced a considerable amount of new art. There is simply no doubt that the Wright Brothers were the first to make a controlled flight, and clearly all subsequent successful airframes trace are descended from the Wright Flyer without exception.
They just want to outdo the Indiana legislature as a laughingstock:
I notice you didn't use the word "controlled".
Correct. Lots of people got contraptions into the air, the Wright Brothers were light-years ahead of everyone in controlled flight. The Wright Brothers airfoil wings and wing warping with the rudder control to prevent skidding were the decisive inventions that made aviation practical.
As opposed to a homosexual named Michelangelo?
He’s a carpetbagger. He moved to Delaware because there was too much competition in Pennsylvania. Fact.
You clearly do not need a working model (’reduced to art’) but to patentable an invention cannot violate the known ‘laws of physics’, hence no perpetual motion machines.
Elisha Gray filed a patent interference the same day as Bell. Gray was on essentially the same track as Bell. Bell had better backers and reduced his design to art sooner.
The Smithsonian supported Samuel Langley as first in flight. This so infuriated the Wright Brothers that they lent the original Wright Flyer to the British Museum. It was repatriated in the early days of World War II to prevent it from being damaged in the Blitz. The deed of gift to the Smithsonian stipulates that the if the Smithsonian ever recognizes anyone else as the inventor of controlled power flight, the Wright Flyer will revert to the Wright Brothers estate.
The Wright Brothers had the documentation and they made the airplane commercially viable.Columbus was probably preceded by any number of “discoverers” but he sold America- made it commercially viable. That is what matters
“But do the history books still note that the telephone and light bulb were invented by brilliant Russian scientist?”
Brilliant Russian scientist, Comrade Regus Patoff.
Jacob Frederick Brodbeck may actually have invented and flown an airplane about 40 years before the Wright brothers.
“His most cherished project, however, was his “air-ship,” which he worked on for twenty years. In 1863 he built a small model with a rudder, wings, and a propeller powered by coiled springs. That year he also moved to San Antonio, where he became a school inspector. Encouraged by the success of his model at various local fairs, Brodbeck set about raising funds to build a full-sized version of his craft that would be capable of carrying a man. He persuaded a number of local men, including Dr. Ferdinand Herff of San Antonio, H. Guenther of New Braunfels and A. W. Engel of Cranes Mill, to buy shares in his project, promising to repay them within six months of selling the patent rights to his machine.
There are conflicting accounts of what happened next. One says that Brodbeck made his first flight in a field about three miles east of Luckenbach on September 20, 1865. His airship, which featured an enclosed space for the “aeronaut,” a water propeller in case of accidental landings on water, a compass, and a barometer, and for which Brodbeck had predicted speeds between 30 and 100 miles per hour, was said to have risen twelve feet in the air and traveled about 100 feet before the springs unwound completely and the machine crashed to the ground. Another account, however, says that the initial flight took place in San Pedro Park, San Antonio, where a bust of Brodbeck was later placed. Yet another account reports that the flight took place in 1868, not 1865. All the accounts agree, however, that Brodbeck’s airship was destroyed by its abrupt landing, although the inventor escaped serious injury.
(From the Texas State Historical Association)
;’) And it’s getting even worse for the Wright Brothers:
First Flight in America, 1757
First powered, sustained flight. I don’t see how a glider fits into powered.