Friday, August 14, 2009

Why Do We Remember Wright Brothers?

Wright Brothers 

People had been flying in small airships when Wright Brothers were the first ones to invent a practical aeroplane that could be flown under full control. They took the first flight in 1903 at Kitly Hawk in the United States.

The Wright biplane looked like a huge box kite, with a home-made engine that drove two propellers by means of chains. This was a successful quite unlike the earlier steam-powered aeroplane flown in 1890 by Clement Adler in France.


Below Wright Brothers info from Wikipedia (

The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two Americans who are generally credited[1][2][3] with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. They are also officially credited worldwide through the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the standard-setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics, as "the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight." In the two years afterward, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing flight possible.

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