Samuel P. Langley and the Langley Flight Project

Thursday January 19th 2023 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

With Chris Hornung

Chris will talk about the world’s first heavier-than-air mechanical flight which was achieved by Samuel Pierpont Langley in Stafford County, Virginia on May 6, 1896. Langley’s accomplishment opened “the great universal highway overhead.” Chris will also talk about the Langley Flight Project to create an exact replica of Langley’s Aerodrome No. 5, the first aircraft to achieve heavier-than-air sustained mechanical flight.

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