1. Ms. Causey — Neat film of Teddy R. flying. Was that his nephew, Franklin Roosevelt sitting in front passenger seat of the Colonel’s car? Franklin, born in 1882, would have been 28-29 years old at the time.

  2. I love your books and am looking forward to reading the next one when it comes out. Fran

  3. […] Wright Brothers were in the limelight from then only. Once even Teddy Roosevelt flew in their flying machine. (see actual film)  They also started Wright Brothers […]

  4. That is interesting, my Grandfather had mentioned he saw the Wright Brothers fly, and he was in Montgomery at that time. I thought he was confused. Maybe it makes sense now.

    1. A very good chance that he did indeed see them fly, the Wright brothers flew and frequented their school in Montgomery often

  5. Learned something new about Alabama history from a very interesting article.

  6. The book-Wings of Opportunity by Dr. Julie Hedgepeth Williams is about the flying school.

    1. Thanks Ken, I just ordered her book, can’t wait to read it.

    2. Thanks, Here’s the book online. http://amzn.to/1KuAvf9

  7. […] 1893, bicycles were the craze so Wilbur and Orville Wright, the two brothers who are credited with discovering the principles of human flight, opened a […]

  8. Montgomery is the birth place of all modern flight. It is a shame that the history has not been preserved better.

  9. This, I did not know…why is it taught differently in school? It should be changed to read & be taught exactly as it is told here.

  10. There is also evidence that the first ever airplane flight happened here in the 1890s around Talladega! Boswell Field is named after the guy who did it!

  11. […] Did you know that the first night airplane flight in the world took place in Alabama? [see vintage film] – alabamapioneers.c… […]

  12. […] The first night airplane flight in the world took place in Alabama. [see vintage film] – alabamapioneers.c… […]

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