Saturday, December 12, 2015

North Carolina: First in Flight...


A former Mayor of Charlotte, in an interview on the history of North Carolina's largest city, was reported to have said, when asked how the site for the airport was chosen:

"Because that's where the planes landed."

Hard to argue with that kind of logic, but ....


Photo of first U.S. airport.

... wonder how the Wright Brothers
 made their decision on where to land??? 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think they where given a choice!

Jim Blaine said...

So, you don't think they had any optionality?

Lew Stubbs said...

From reading a recent book on the Wright Brothers their primary concern was not where to land but to do it in one piece.

Jim Blaine said...

Then perhaps they should have invented the parachute first?

Sundeep Kapur said...

One of the inventions by the Wright brothers was the reclining chair. See... taking off was easy, it was the landing... bump, ouch, owww....