During the month of December in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their historic first flight. Only 83 years later, again in December, the experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the first non-stop, around-the-world flight without refueling and landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
More than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination. ~Wilbur Wright
Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), [View of Mountain from Airplane]. 1920-1950, gelatin silver print, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of the artist, P1979.102.39
Howard Cook (1901-1980), Airplane, 1931, wood engraving, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 1985.271
Happy holiday travels. Enjoy the scenery!