There is an aviation museum in the town of Polk City, Florida, called 'Fantasy of Flight.' On the outside of that building appears the following quote:
"Since the dawn of time, man has been fascinated by flight. That fascination is a physical reflection of what we all long to return to. We all fly in our dreams, and when we wake, we long for that inner freedom.... Flight, more than anything else on this planet, symbolizes man's desire to go beyond himself....." -- Kermit Weeks.
This May, 2012, commenorates the 100th anniversary of the one of the two most famous pioneers of flight: Wilbur Wright. He died May 30, 1912. That was not even 10 years after he and his brother developed the first airplane -- or as it was known at that time, "flying machine." What did the Wright Brothers do, actually? Yes, they got off the ground: we've all seem pictures of those exciting first moments. But even more importantly to aviation, they developed the way for pilots to steer their aircraft both horizontally and vertically -- and to also correct for the twisting or oscillating movement called "yaw." That was just the start, of course. The Wirght brothers also developed very efficient (for those times) shapes for wings and propellers.
In this 100 years, we've gone from flying just a few feet in the air to intercontinental travel to going to the moon and back. Sometimes it's easy to forget that all this has happened in the lifetime of people who are still alive today.
That's part of the excitement of aviation. To be part of something big, something important to the world. Do you long to return to the freedom of flight that you've dreamed about, time and again? Don't put it off -- next year may be too late for you...we never know what's going to happen in the future. But we do know we can control today.........contact www.pea.com
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