Wright brothers weren't first in flight, says aviation bible

03/22/2013 | National Public Radio

North Carolina could lose its "first in flight" bragging rights because aviation bible "Jane's All the World's Aircraft" says it now believes Gustave Whitehead, a Connecticut-based German immigrant, made the world's first powered flight. An amateur historian uncovered photographic evidence suggesting that Whitehead flew as early as August 1901 -- two years before the Wright brothers' flight.

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