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(Library of Congress)

Wings Over Washington

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

Flivver

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(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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