Bi-Wing Walker Research Paper

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3rd Year Writing Ms. Vickie Doner Wing Walkers By Mike Gasper June, 16 2008 The wind blows, strong and swift as he looks head on into its constant rush. It passes over his face, pushing his long white bangs out of his eyes. It passes over his ears with a deafening effect, blowing all his cares away. Saki, my 10 year old Maltese, never misses the chance to stick his head out the window as he co-pilots our little Nissan Sentra up and down the back country roads. No doubt he’s dreaming of soaring through the country side, darting around trees and over the fences that line the pastures, enjoying the freedom that this flight has given him. The sensation of flight is something that has enchanted our imagination throughout the…show more content…
Orville and Wilbur Wright, a pair of modern day Daedalus’, grew up building and flying copies of the toy helicopter. According to the article “Wright Flight”, Orville and Wilbur owned a bicycle shop as adults, but in their spare time they researched the subject of flight and built different types of wings. On December 17, 1903 the Wright brothers successfully flew the first motorized bi-wing plane, “proving conclusively that sustained controlled flight was possible. The Wright brothers had changed the world. The age of flight had begun.” (“WayBack . Flight . Wright Flight | PBS KIDS GO!”) If the Wright brothers and Da Vinchi were akin to Daedalus, the inventor, then Ormer Locklear and Bessie Coleman were akin to Icarus his son. Young adventurous spirits, whose passion for the thrill of flight led them to throw caution to the wind, and soar high into the sky. They were part of an elite group of aviators from the 1920’s and 30’s know as barnstormers. Barnstormers would fly their planes from one town to the next, often exchanging rides in their planes for food and enough gas to get to the next town. Some barnstormers would raise money by performing stunts for the local towns’

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