No, the Wright brothers were not the first to fly

Yet another confirmation that everything is upside down and backwards.


Let's take a brief diversion to talk about aviation. One of the many lies you were taught in school was that the first powered, heavier-than-air human flight was by the Wright brothers. Their remarked flight was actually eclipsed by two years by a German immigrant, Gustave Whitehead, who flew his design in the summer of 1901.

Not only had Gustave flown earlier but his aircraft, the No. 21 "Condor", was more advanced than the Wright Flyer. It could take off and land under its own power on driven wheels unlike the Wright Flyer's skid launch track. The No. 21 was capable of manuevered turns and stable control. In contrast, the Wright Flyer was unstable in pitch leading to undulation during flight. The No. 21 flew higher, farther, more often and demonstrated greater flight control. Professor of physics and Director of Aeronautics Division, Library of Congress, Dr. Albert Zahm had attested that it is credible Whitehead flew as early as 1902.


History By Contract | How Early Aviation History Was Compromised

The agreement, often referred to as "the Contract", essentially requires Smithsonian and all its affiliates, to recognize the Wright Flyer as the first airplane that flew with power, and Orville Wright as the first successful aviator. If the Contract is broken, the Wright Flyer, the most popular exhibit at the Smithsonian, returns to the heirs. The Contract, originally kept secret from the public, was learned of and obtained by Major William J. O'Dwyer (USAF, ret.), with the help of then-Senator Lowell Weiker, Jr., in 1976.


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