100 years... that's a fair piece of time when you look at any
technology, these days, much less anything that flies. Thats said,
a flyable replica Wright B Flyer is making the rounds of Oshkosh
and threatening to, again, enjoy some air beneath its wings in
celebration of the century milestone.
The original Wright "B" Flyer was constructed to honor the
accomplishments of the Wright Brothers and promote Dayton, Ohio as
the "Leader in Flight." The original Wright B Flyer was designed to
provide pilot training and reconnaissance for the US Army Signal
Corps from 1911 to 1914.
TAKE OFF: 41 MPH CRUISE: 60 MPH ENDURANCE: 2 Hours RANGE: 100 Miles LANDING: 45 MPH MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: Approximately 2000 Feet above
sea level, depending upon ambient density altitude.