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(Library of Congress)

Wings Over Washington

In more innocent times, it was okay to buzz the Capitol.


(Library of Congress)

On March 22, 1922, Lawrence Sperry landed on the steps of the Capitol in his 20-foot-wingspan “Flivver.” Two years later Sperry predicted the era of $150 airplanes, which would fly on a thimble full of gas.

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