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Pre-1920 Aviation

Pre-1920 Aviation

December 15, 2003 – Permanent

Museum: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center

Location: South Side of Boeing Aviation Hangar

The Wright brothers inaugurated the aerial age and helped fashion a radically new world with their historic first flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903. The first glimpses of what that world would become are reflected in the pioneer aircraft on view. In less than two decades, the airplane was transformed from an exciting new invention to a machine of practical utility, primed to become the defining technology of the 20th century.

Highlights include:

  • Caudron G-4
  • Langley Aerodrome A
  • Nieuport 28C.1
  • Spad XVI

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