of the Wright brothers flying an airplane in France circa 1908.
No safety gear, helmets, no nothing.
Just two guys in suits and ties and bowlers. There they were, headed off into the wild blue yonder dresses to the nines.
It would be interesting to see what the various federal regulatory bodies in this day and age would have to say about that.
Between the FAA and OSHA they would have been saddled up with so much safety crap that they would never be able to get the plane off the ground!
Incidentally aviation sure progressed fast!
In 1903 the Wright Flyer took off at Kill Devil Hill.
Thirty years later they were shooting King Kong off the roof of the Empire State Building!
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