Wright Brothers Day

The #TimeSavingGurus are here with episode 6 of Technology Unplugged, in this episode our co-hosts James Baker and Nathan Wright discuss the ‘Wright Brothers Day’ which has been celebrated by governments across the world since 1959.

Observed since 1959, when President Eisenhower declared the anniversary of the day, it is a commemorative day on government calendars but not technically a holiday. It has been observed annually to honour the pioneering experiments of the Wrights and the history of aviation technologies, the ‘Gurus’ will look back through time to the first ever flight by the ‘Wrights’ and then all the way back to present day, when they discuss modern day entertainment systems, WIFI, and how technology has helped us up book our flight tickets and to navigate the airports.

In this episode we cover the following questions.

  1. What is the Wright Brothers Day how it was founded?
  2. When was the first powered flight?
  3. What is the history of in-flight entertainment systems?
  4. How has technology helped the way that we travel?
  5. And how much was the first prize for communicating with extra-terrestrials?

This is our sixth episode of Technology Unplugged and the last for 2020, where the ‘Gurus’ discuss technological innovations which are associated with international and national days, all in a light-hearted manner. The podcasts are co-hosted by our very own #TimeSavingGurus, James Baker and Nathan Wright and will occasionally involve guest subject matter experts, or just guests that we want to invite to have a bit of fun with us.

Our next series for 2021 is in progress, services, so check back here to see when our next episode is due to drop.


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