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Question :
Was the Wright Flyer the first ever airplane or was it the first american airplane?
Answer :
Hi Chris,

The Wright Flyer is recognized as the first aircraft to make a manned, powered flight on December 17, 1903. As such it is also recognized as the first successful American airplane.

Thanks for asking,
Steve Buss
EAA Young Eagles

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