>The true about flight history!!!
If we're talking first flight history, you gotta include this guy.
Richard Pearse, first flight: March 1903 (some say 1902), in New
His design was the first to use ailerons and a variable-pitch
propeller (although the propeller itself was very poor design).
Richard Pearse himself claimed to *not* have beaten the Wright
brothers to flight, but he considered flight to be completely
controlled take-off, controllable flight (ie steerable), and
controlled landing. So, when he flew ~1000ft across his property
and crashed into a hedge 10-12ft off the ground because the
controls didn't work properly, he walked away saying that he
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