Who Invented the Airplane?


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Wilbur and Orville Wright are credited with the creation of the first self-powered and piloted airplane. The two brothers tested numerous aircraft designs before they successfully built and flew their airplane in 1903.

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The first plane used a propeller to maintain movement and flight. The Wright brothers were able to photographically document their first flight with the aid of a nearby attendant. They conducted several short flights without issues, and they promptly informed their father of their success.

The Wright brothers' first airplane design was eventually improved by other innovators, which led to the creation of jet engine aircraft used for military and commercial applications.

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