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Flights of Inspiration

Flying is something we can't do naturally, although I'm sure most of us wish we could. Here are a few people who have made a difference in history when it comes to getting us airborne. The first flight, the longest flight and the longest solo trip are all significant events in the history of aviation.

Wright Brothers - First Flight

In 1878, flight was only a dream. Airplanes and helicopters hadn't been invented yet but seven year-old Orville Wright and his 11 year-old brother Wilbur had a dream. They began building and testing a machine that could fly people. They were the first to understand flight. On December 17, 1903 Orville piloted the first flight. It lasted only 12 seconds - but it worked! They managed four flights that day and the final one lasted 57 seconds. On December 17th, the Wright brothers became the first people to fly a machine, heavier than a hot air balloon, under the complete controls of a pilot.

John and Arthur - Longest Flight

John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown were the first people to fly in an aircraft, non-stop, across the Atlantic Ocean. On June 14, 1919, both British fliers climbed into Vickers Vimy (the plane) and took off from Lester's field in Newfoundland - John was the pilot and Arthur was the navigator. They landed in Clifden, Ireland 16 hours and 27 minutes later. When they returned to London, they were greeted like heroes. They were given Lord Northcliffe's Daily Mail prize (10,000 pounds or about $14,286 US) by Winston Churchill, who was Britain's Secretary of State at the time. A few days later, John and Arthur were knighted at Buckingham Palace by King George V for their achievement.

Amelia Earheart - Solo, Female Flight

In 1928 (when she was 31,) Amelia became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic - except she was only a passenger. Four years later, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She also set a record by doing it in only 13.5 hours. She made the first flight from Hawaii to California alone only a few years later. In 1937, Amelia and navigator Fred Noonan, made an attempt to fly around the world. They had gone two-thirds of the way around when they disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. To this day, no one knows what happened to them.

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Bella: A brown haired highschool junior who meets a pale, sparkly vampire. High jinks ensues.
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[I hope you are proud of how terrible these characters are. I have even gone to the painstaking level of making terrible art of them and writing this in bad grammar. This has caused me so much pain and torture, and I hope it will do the same to you who read it. >:3 *why did i even try and make a form for these monstrosities*]Name: Datenshi Nokibo (Fallen Angel of Hope)Age: TwelveGender: FemaleFandom: DanganronpaUltimate?: Ultimate ???, but actually Ultimate Hope. (so sUGOI DESU)Appearance: I drew this myself and yes i used a base doNT HATE ART IS HARD. AND I KNO SHE HAS NO WINGS BUT SHE CAN HIDE THEM BC SHES A KAWAII SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE.Personality: Datenshi is really kawaii and amai and loves everyone!!! She is bestfriends with all of 77 class and 78 class because she's so kakkoi~ and shes really good at every talent because shes the ultimate hope and has no flaws because she wouldnt forgive herself if she had any!! Flaws are for bakas!!! Shes super depressed tho and gets rlly sad but her friends always cheer her up!!! History: Datenshi was sent to earth from heaven as a fallen angel because her parents didn't love her, so she never met them ever!!! She lived in an orphanage her whole life and people bullied her because she was so sugoi and kakkoi and an angel and not a silly baka like those bullies. She got really depressed but then hopes peak academy found her and let her join to be the ultimate hope!!!!!!! Then she became super kawaii and popular!!!!!! Relationships?: Shes bestfriends with Aoi and Sakura and Ibuki and Peko and she likes Celes and Junko and Hiyoko and Sonia!!! She is dating Byakuya and Chihiro and Mahiru and Mikan bc she loves them all~~~~~!!!! Her enemies are Sayaka and Toko bc Sayaka is super jelous bc she isn't as pretty as her and Toko loves Byakuya but he loves Datenshi!!!!!! >_<Other: Datenshi is a sugoi-kawaii fallen angel!!!!! And she has majikku powers that make her control all the elements!!!! :3 Sugoi, nee~ Name: Arial Age: 1 million human years, looks 13 Gender: Female Fandom: Undertale Species: 1/2-Skeleton, 1/2-Ghost, 1/2-Fairy, 1/2-Vampire, 1/2-Demon Fox~~~~~. Powers: All of sans's powers like Bad Time mode!!! She is more powerful than sans and asriel combined~!!!! Appearance: Yeah i drew dis myself again and I KNO SHE DOESNT HAVE HER EARS AND WINGS AND FANGS BUT SHE CAN HIDE THEM SHUT UP STOP HATING ON MY KAWAII OC. Personality: Arial is super-super-super emo and hates her life and everyone. She will try to kill anyone who goes near her who she doesn't like and succeeds because she's super powerful. Shes really depressed bc of her overly-tragic backstory and thats why she hates everyone. She gets really sad about it and cries about it. But everyone loves her because she's amazing and everyone wants to be her friend~~~~~~~~!!! History: Arial was born on the surface but her parents were killed by humans and she was almost killed her whole life!!! She killed the humans who killed her parents but she almost died!! She was banished down to the underground and lived there with the other monsters and she hated all of them but all of them loved her unconditionally because she's absolutely perfect with no flaws ever at all. Relationships?: She is bestfriends with EVERYONE!!!! Even tho she hates the other monsters. she is dating sans and mettaton and undyne and asgore but loves sans more. She hates ALLL THE HUMANSSSS!!!!! >:c Other: Arial is the most popular monster ever even tho she doesnt like many people but they all love her~~~~!!! [I regret everything end my misery please]
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"XxRuby_PhoenixxX" wrote:I had gone to a Christian school for...   *counting* 1..2..   4 years.   Never learned about LGBTQIA, so I doubt a 6 year old would know about it. You'd be surprised. Some schools are teaching children about these issues in Kindergarten, and a lot of young kids have unrestricted internet access.
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I had gone to a Christian school for...*counting* 1..2..4 years.Never learned about LGBTQIA, so I doubt a 6 year old would know about it.
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How is this even a debate?
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