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May 14th, 1908

May 14th, 1908

On the 14th May 1908, the trusting Charles Furnas became the first passenger in an aeroplane, piloted by Wilbur Wright. The pair flew for a distance of approximately 600m in 28 seconds in the Wright 1905 Flyer, modified with seats for pilot and passenger. Shortly after, Orville Wright flies Furnas for 4.12 km in 4 minutes. Orville’s flight with Furnas was seen by newspaper reporters hiding among the sand dunes; they mistakenly thought Wilbur and Orville were flying together.

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