First Presidential Flight – Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

April 10, 2013 | American Other

Theodore Roosevelt became the first president to take to the air in 1910, after he completed his time in office. He was offered a ride while examining an early Wright Flyer in St. Louis, Missouri. Although he had originally not intended to fly, he couldn’t resist the opportunity. The incident was documented in the above silent film. The first presidential flight while in office wouldn’t occur for several more decades.

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