Dillon Valley celebrates 100 years of flight | SummitDaily.com

Dillon Valley celebrates 100 years of flight

Summit Daily/Brad OdekirkYesica Andrade accidentally lets go of her balloon before she and her classmates can line up to see whose will go farthest. Christian Lugo, left, tries to get as much hot air as possible in his balloon, while Guillermo Gomez-Serna can't suppress his amusement at Andrade's misfire.

On Dec. 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful attempt at powered flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C.

On Monday, Dillon Valley Elementary School teachers and students honored the 100th anniversary of the birth of aviation through a variety of activities, from making planes to studying the principles of flight.

Pictured here, first-graders in Genie Miller’s class explore the four forces of propulsion: lift, thrust, drag and gravity.

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