The Wright Brothers Controversy | 2000

Documentary, Historical
Every school child knows that the Wright Brothers were first to fly in 1903 -- or were they? German Gustave Whitehead claimed to have flown over Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1901, and over Long Island Sound in 1902 ...more
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Stars: Arthur Kent

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Every school child knows that the Wright Brothers were first to fly in 1903 -- or were they? German Gustave Whitehead claimed to have flown over Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1901, and over Long Island Sound in 1902. Samuel Langley flew an unmanned plane for almost two minutes. The program reveals other aviation pioneers who have fallen through the cracks of history, but may merit a place in the history books.

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