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by Seth Robertson | Posted on Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014 — 1:29 PM
One hundred years ago pilot Tony Jannus made history when he flew a biplane from Tampa, Fla., to neighboring St. Petersburg. By all accounts the flight itself was unremarkable. There were no speed or distance records broken that day, nor feats of aerial acrobatics. In fact, the plane was in the air for just 23 minutes and never rose more than 50 feet above the waters of Tampa Bay.
Originally published in Vanderbilt Magazine
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