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Fact: The first commercial passenger flight lasted only 23 minutes

These fun facts really get you thinking about how far we've come. Taking a 23-minute flight might seem like a waste of money today, but in 1914 Abram Pheil paid $400, which would be $8,500 today, for a 23-minute long plane ride. He flew between St. Petersburg, Florida and Tampa, Florida, where only 21 miles of water separate the cities. Pheil, a former mayor of St. Petersburg, and the pilot, Tony Jannus, were the only passengers. This momentous flight paved the way for air travel as we know it.


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Thank you everyone for stopping by ... Amazing how things get started .. :-)))


Interesting, Pat, Thank you.


I live next to O'Hare airport. Close enough that when a 747 is taking off and going over the house, it's low enough that I could literally write my name on the belly if I had a marking pen. And, I often wonder what the Wright Brothers would say now if they could see the same thing I'm looking at.


Thanks for another fun and interesting fact.....


Wow! How brave / visionary they were! Thanks Pat.


Thanks Pat!


Amazing to think back. I often wonder what people will think 100 years from now about our "primitive" life. (Assuming there is still a world 100 years from now.) Thanks, Pat.


It sure does at times Robbie .. I imagine that was quite a flight in 1914 .. :-)))


How far we have come........or have we?........feels like we are going back in time?!