Aviation in American History: Life without Flight It was once almost conventional wisdom that “If man were meant to fly, he would have been born with wings” (Bor, 2003, p. 45). But on December 17, 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright sent shock waves around the world that man was meant to fly, and he did indeed have wings. The relevant question today, therefore, no longer concerns whether man was meant to fly but what would life be like if he had not learned to fly. Accordingly, the following discussion provides an examination of the history of aviation in America. Based on findings, discussion is also presented concerning the implications of flight in America and speculation of what life would be like without flight. The Early Years of Flight...The end:
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