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Friday, June 12, 2015

First Airplane Flight Over Minot –

 1911 – many people watched in awe as “Lucky” Bob St. Henry, a North Dakota native,  took off and flew his plane eight miles south of the city and returned in “an amazing 13 minutes, traveling up to 75 miles per hour.” The airplane was a Biplane consisting of fabric wings, a gasoline engine and three bicycle wheels and tires held together with piano wire. As the report stated…. “Rising from the ground like a splendid bird, its wings outstretched to catch the evening breeze, Lucky Bob’ St. Henry’s biplane “Sweetheart” soared into the realms of azure in magnificent flight before the inspired and thrilled people at the fairgrounds south of the city.”

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