The Wright brothers invented three-axis control and the world's first airplane, the Wright Flyer, a warp-winged, engine-powered, pilot-operated craft that flew 120 feet at Kitty Hawk, N.C. on Dec. 17, 1903. The flight oc... More »

Orville Wright was born on Aug. 19, 1871, and Wilbur Wright was born on April 16, 1867. The Wright brothers were American inventors credited with building the first airplane and the first controlled, powered and sustaine... More »

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The Wright brothers became interested in airplanes and flying after learning about the studies of the late 19-century glider pilot Otto Lilienthal. They then began to study glider experiments and the theories of flying. ... More »

The Wright brothers' first successful flight was on Dec. 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, N.C. The flight covered 120 feet and lasted for 12 seconds, and it was manned by Orville Wright. More »

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Wilbur and Orville Wright flew their first airplane on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Piloted by Wilbur, the plane flew 852 feet for 59 seconds, ushering in a new era of travel and innovation. More »

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The Wright brothers became interested in airplanes and flying after learning about the studies of the late 19-century glider pilot Otto Lilienthal. They then began to study glider experiments and the theories of flying. ... More »

Orville and Wilbur Wright, commonly known as the Wright brothers, are famous for being the inventors of the world's first successful airplane. The brothers were born in Dayton, Ohio in 1871. Their first flight took place... More »