Wright Military Flyer
The airplane became "the first military heavier-than-air flying machine," according to the museum. "Upon purchase by the Signal Corps for $30,000 on Aug. 2, 1909, the U.S. Army designated the Wright 1909 Military Flyer as Signal Corps Airplane No. 1, and it remained the only Army airplane for nearly two years."
July 22, 2013 4:00 AM PDT
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