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The Colin McEnroe Show
Mon October 10, 2011
Was Connecticut First in Flight?
Contrary to what you've been told, the first flying machine may have flown in Bridgeport.
Gustave Whitehead is a mostly unsung pioneer in American aviation, and there's some evidence supporting the claim that he flew before Wilbur and Orville did.
Whitehead's story stayed buried a long time, and some believers say this was because of anti-Teutonic attitudes at the outbreak of World War I.
We'll check in with the New England Air Museum about Gustave's flight and the storm of controversy his story ignited among aviation historians.
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