“Place the nickel straight and true and toss the plane up high! Jefferson is back at last To seize the great blue sky!”Did Thomas Jefferson ever fly a plane? Probably not! Jefferson was a busy man, between writing the Declaration of Independence and serving as the third President of the United States—not to mention that he died 77 years before the Wright Brothers first flew at Kitty Hawk in 1903! But Jefferson was also an inventor, fascinated by machines and dedicated to exploring the unknown, so he would have welcomed the chance to fly in this plane.