Groundbreaking Aircraft

Here are some of the various Groundbreaking Aircraft that I have photographed in my travels to airshows and museums.


1903 Wright Flyer (and 8+ replicas)

1903 Wright Flyer (and 8+ replicas)

The famed 1903 Wright Flyer at the Smithsonian NASM (and replicas from around the world)
1905 Wright Flyer III

1905 Wright Flyer III

Wright Flyer III at Carillon Park in Dayton, OH.
1908 Wright Flyer

1908 Wright Flyer

1908 Wright Flyer at NASM Udvar-Hazy
1909 Wright Flyer (Military)

1909 Wright Flyer (Military)

1909 Wright Flyer at NMoUSAF
1911 Wright Flyer (Modified B)

1911 Wright Flyer (Modified B)

1911 Wright Flyer (Modified B) at NMoUSAF
Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis"

Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis"

Bell X-1 “Glamorous Glennis”at the Smithsonian
Bell X-1B

Bell X-1B

Bell X-1B at the National Museum of the USAF
Bell X-5

Bell X-5

Bell X-5 at the National Museum of the USAF
F-15 Streak Eagle

F-15 Streak Eagle

F-15 Streak Eagle currently being restored at Wright-Patterson
Langley Aerodrome A

Langley Aerodrome A

Langley Aerodrome A at the NASM Udvar-Hazy facility.
North American X-15 (multiple)

North American X-15 (multiple)

North American X-15 examples at the Smithsonian NASM, NMoUSAF and McMinnvil...
Rutan Model 76 Voyager

Rutan Model 76 Voyager

Rutan Model 76 Voyager replica at Seatac Airport in Seattle.
Spirit of St Louis (and Ryan replicas)

Spirit of St Louis (and Ryan replicas)

Spirit of St Louis at the Smithsonian. Also Ryan replica at the Evergreen Museum.
Spruce Goose

Spruce Goose

Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" at the Evergreen Aviation Museum
Tacit Blue

Tacit Blue

Northrop Tacit Blue at the National Museum of the USAF