Late-breaking news:


This rarely-reproduced shot of the now-forgotten and unrecorded first flight – one hundred years ago today – was deliberately excluded from early aviation histories because of the thoughtless presence of Ken Wright in the frame. Wright had just arrived on the scene, having lost hundreds of dollars at an all-night poker game on the Coast Guard base just down the coast and had accompanied a few of the Coasties to the flight ground in hopes of borrowing a few mullions of cabbage from his notoriously parsimonious relations.

Wandering into the shot just as the Flyer lofted and creating a shambles of the event, Wright was physically removed from the premises shortly thereafter.

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