The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, invented the airplane. Dec. 17, 1903, marks the first time their invention flew at a steady speed with a man inside and with a successful landing. More »

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The first airplane was invented in 1903 by Orville and Wilbur Wright. Their historical flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., was the first time a machine with a human passenger flew under its own power. The plane rose 10 feet in t... More »

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. More »

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The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, are credited with making the first powered, controlled flight in an airplane on Dec. 17, 1903. After developing a working glider, they added a 12-horsepower engine to the design t... More »

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The Orville and Wilbur Wright, or the Wright brothers as the they are more commonly known, invented the first successful airplane in 1903. Their invention made four flights that year at Kitty Hawk. More »

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The Wright brothers invented the first successful airplane in 1903. By 1902, Wilbur and Orville Wright had invented the first successful glider and were focused with designing and building the first airplane that could g... More »

The first airplane was invented in 1903 by Orville and Wilbur Wright. Their historical flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., was the first time a machine with a human passenger flew under its own power. The plane rose 10 feet in t... More »