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 »

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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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 »

In their careers as inventors of man-made flying machines, the Wright brothers had two failures before they actually achieved sustainable flight. They had initially built gliders and tested them in the form of kites, whi... 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 »

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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