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Photos by Fritz Rethage  2003, All rights reserved.  Permission required for commercial reproduction.

"The Wright Stuff"
Teterboro Airport celebratating 100 years of aviation
Wright "B" Flyer re-enacts historic 1909 flight around Statue of Liberty on May 25, 2003



General Photos



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Plaque on custom trailer

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View inside trailer before unloading process starts.

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Two cameras were attached to document this historic flight.
One camera shot viewing over the pilots shoulder to the Statue of Liberty, and the second camera shot forward, just below the horizon. Documentary was done by Raintree County Images, New Castle, IN.


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Plane Characteristics
Wing Span: 38 feet 6 inches
Height: 10 feet 8 inches
Length: 31 feet 11 inches
Weight: 3400 pounds
Cruise: 60 mph
Endurance: 2 hours
Range: 100 miles

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Index
Here are about two hundred photos and movies
commemorating this historic aviation event

Photos and Stories
Taking off custom trailer's side panels
Preparing to unload Wright "B' Flyer from custom trailer
Assembling front section
Crew before off-loading Wright "B" Flyer
Off-loading Wright "B" Flyer
Attaching the tail section
Attaching the flap
Putting sides back on custom trailer
Assembling and checking seat, pedals, controls, wires, radio, etc.
Installing propeller
Rolling Flyer out to test engine (May 24) & test flight (May 25)

Wright "B" Flyer details
[Engine][Propellers & Chain Drive][Rigging & Wheels][Cockpit & Controls]

Supporting operations
Various parked positions and on public display
Miscellaneous general photos
Onboard museum
Press Releases
Media Coverage
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mpeg movies
Image size: 320 x 240  -- Cameras used: Sony F505 & F717
[Movie] Engine test on apron -- May 25 (500k)
[Movie] Engine test on apron #1 -- May 25  (500k)
[Movie] Engine test on apron #2 -- May 25  (500k)

[Movie] Rolling Wright "B" onto apron for public viewing May 26 (800k)
[Movie] Rolling Wright "B" onto apron before starting engines (500k)
[Movie] Taxiing from apron to ramp (1.4 meg)
[Movie] Taxiing from apron onto ramp for test flight (1.1 meg)
[Movie] Test flight from Meadowlands (2.5 meg)
[Movie] Taxiing on the ramp from test flight (700k)
[Movie] Taxiing from the ramp to the apron (1 meg)

Editors note:
Cool effect: [Play] on media player full screen and run continuously
Editors favorite: [Taxiing back] on ramp w/Hasbrouck Heights as the horizon
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Successful event thanks to:
Wright "B" Flyer Organization, Inventing Flight/Dayton 2003, National Park Service/Dayton, FAA,  Port Authority NY/NJ, NJ Aviation Hall of Fame, Signature Flight Support, Paramus Flying Club, Civil Air Patrol, Continental Trucking (Sidney, OH -Transported Trailer), Raintree County Images (Documentary Film Makers)
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Other Aviation Hall of Fame Photos and Stories
Open Cockpit Day
:  April 26, 2003 [Story]

Santa Arrives by Helicopter
:  December 14, 2002 [Photos]

Tri-State Aviation Expo 2002
[Kitty Hawk Flyer] [General] [Models] [Trucks & Cars]

Wings & Wheels Expo at Teterboro Airport on June 2nd & 3rd, 2001
[General & Military][B-17 Yankee Lady][DC-4 Spirit of Freedom]
[Various aircraft] [Antique Cars]
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Photos by Fritz Rethage  2003, All rights reserved. 
Permission required for commercial reproduction.

 


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