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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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Orville and Wilbur Wright, Louis Bleriot, Charles Lindbergh, Dick and Burt Rutan, and Jeana Yeager: These are just a few stellar examples of the many individuals who, through hard work, innate genius and private enterprise ushered in and immeasurably advanced the technology of powered flight.
And yesterday, an aviation expert called for a fresh investigation to confirm Preston Watson was airborne five months before Orville and Wilbur Wright, who flew their aeroplane over the sands of Kitty Hawk Bay, North Carolina, on December 17 of that year.
In The Enunciation, 1992, Duchamp contemplates his alter-ego Rrose Selavy in the window of a passing train; Picasso and Braque, 1992, features the title characters, who modestly refer to each other as Orville and Wilbur Wright, trying to launch an airplane modeled after an early Picasso collage.
While this beautiful 1914-era mansion is architecturally significant, the glory of Hawthorn Hill is in how it helps portray the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright, and their contributions to aviation - which are of international significance," said Bill Nuti, president and chief executive officer of NCR.
Owino works for the Kenya Wildlife Service, and Oyugi teaches biology at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago.
THE first known bird strike was in 1908, five years after Orville and Wilbur Wright flew.
Orville and Wilbur Wright were granted a patent for a "flying machine" on May 22.
Mario Calderara Aviator and Inventor: The First Italian Pilot Pupil of Wilbur Wright.
Unlike Orville and Wilbur Wright, Kevin didn't get off the ground
Three years earlier, in 1900, Wilbur Wright wrote: ``For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible toman.
In 2003, the100thanniversary of the first powered flight by Americans Orville and Wilbur Wright, Horizon took a look at other pioneers in the race to reach the skies.
The event coincides with a nearly weeklong celebration in North Carolina to commemorate that historic day on December 17, 1903, when Orville and Wilbur Wright took to the skies in the first sustained flight, changing aviation history.