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Item Identifier Number

ms1_17_2_15

Creation Date

12-18-1908

Collection

MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection

Description

This is probably Wilbur Wright's altitude record setting flight of December 18, 1908. During this flight Wilbur broke his own endurance record and also set a world altitude record of 115 meters. The flight took place at Camp d'Auvours near Le Mans, France. The flight won the Aero Club de la Sarthe prize for altitude. Also visible is the launching derrick and two marker balloons measuring altitude of 100 meters.

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

Document Type

Image

Media Type

Photographic postcard, black and white

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Date Digital

September 2000

Digitization Specification

AGFA DuoScan T2000XL


Keywords

ms1_17_2_15; European Flights; Artillery ranges; Le Mans (France); Marker balloons; Fields; Camp d'Auvours; Wright 1907 Model Flyer; Airplanes--Altitude records; Launching derricks; Flight; Airplanes--Distance records

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