It did require considerable skill by the pilot, so much so that no precise replica has been successfully flown since that eventful day. The aircraft ran 40 feet along a wooden starting rail on level ground and then rose into the air. It flew 120 feet in 12 seconds. This was the first fligtht in history in which a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into the air, had flown forward under control without a reduction in speed and had landed at a point as high as that from which it had started. The era of flight had begun. Short video “Dreams of Flight” put together by Story4 about the wrightflyer project trajectory and the costruction of the flying replica at Flabob airport.The 1903 Wright Flyer possessed all of the technical features necessary for powered, manned controlled flight that had eluded others for centuries.