More Speed

At McCook Field, Dayton, Lieutenant L. J. Maitland attained 244.97 miles an hour, surpassing his own and all other speed records to date.

Orville Wright certified the speed. When Wright flew his first plane at 30 miles an hour, the world marveled.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!