Wright Brothers

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Wright Brothers

Two brothers who are credited with inventing the airplane. The Wright brothers developed a way for a pilot to control a motor-powered flying machine. This invention revolutionized transportation, trade, warfare and myriad other businesses. Wilbur Wright lived from 1867 to 1912. Orville Wright lived from 1871 to 1948.
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With Taylor participating in such a historic achievement, one would think his name would be mentioned in the same breath and sentence with Orville and Wilbur Wright, but such is not the case.
The Wright Brother Brother Legacy: Orville and Wilbur Wright and their Aeroplanes.
It was December 17 - a century ago - when Orville and Wilbur Wright invented modern air travel in their primitive motorised plane on the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Not well, not far, but enough to make history in a 120-foot, 12-second ride that carried Orville and Wilbur Wright into history 100 years ago today as the world's first inventors and pilots of a powered heavier-than-air craft.
Orville and Wilbur Wright invented and flew the first power-driven, heavier-than-air flying machine in 1903.
The Wright Flyer built by Orville and Wilbur Wright was the first to achieve what had previously been only dreamed about or sketched on paper: a successful flight of a heavier-than-air craft powered by an internal combustion engine.
On Saturday (5 July), descendents of Orville and Wilbur Wright met in Dayton, Ohio to watch a reproduction of the famous brothers' first flight.
But on December 17 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright put their flying machine to the test.
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Flight, 1994, an homage to Orville and Wilbur Wright, function as commentaries on the subject and industrial style of the other works.
Another historic event occurred on the shores of the Outer Banks on December 17, 1903, when Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first sustained flight in a heavier-than-air machine, ushering in the age of aviation.