Wright flight again


Would have been cool to see the recreation of the Wright brother’s first flight in person.

In the afternoon, Kevin Kochersberger, an engineering professor from Rochester, N.Y., stretched out in the Wright Flyer reproduction for the day’s first attempt. Kochersberger had flown the plane successfully in practice sessions, but on Wednesday, the Flyer stalled at the very end of its launch rail.

Afterward, organizers said the 8 mph winds were too light for success. They hauled the Flyer off the field to check its condition, and considered whether another attempt would be made.