AVIATION enthusiasts across Scotland joined global celebrations yesterday to mark the centennial of the first powered flight by the Wright brothers.
A CENTURY ago it had seemed an impossible dream. Cynics scoffed that it would become reality "only if mathematicians and engineers work steadily for the next one to ten million years".
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On the morning of Wednesday, 17 December, a small formation of Grob trainer aircraft belonging to the Universities of Glasgow & Strathclyde Air Squadron will take off from Glasgow Airport and head over the Erskine Bridge and down the course of the widening Clyde.
SCHOOLCHILDREN from across Edinburgh are being invited to enter a national competition to re-enact the Wright brothers’ first flight 100 years ago.
THE great-great-niece of the aviation pioneers the Wright brothers admitted yesterday she was "not too keen" on flying as she opened an exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of her ancestors’ first flight.
MONTHS before the Wright Brothers took flight into the history books, a little-known New Zealand farmer was winging his way into obscurity.
PAINSTAKINGLY built by hand from muslin, wood and steel, an exact replica of the Wright brothers’ plane is to be flown by aircraft enthusiasts to mark the 100th anniversary of powered flight.
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