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' 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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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 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 »

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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In 1903, the Wright Brothers flew the first powered airplane over North Carolina. The airplane flew in the area for 12 seconds over a distance of 120 feet and flew 20 feet over the ground. Over the next day, the brothers... More »

Some biographies written about the Wright Brothers include David McCullough's "The Wright Brothers" and Tom Crouch's "The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright." While these in-depth books are suitable for a... More »

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