On December 17, 1903, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, named Wilbur and Orville Wright, were successful in flying an airplane they built. Their powered aircraft flew for 12 seconds above the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, making them the first men to pilot a heavier-than-air machine that took off on its own power, remained under control, and sustained flight. Wilbur Wright, 12 Second, Wright Bros, Airplane, Wright Brothers, Orvil Wright, Historical Flight, Planes Flight, Kitty Hawks
The Wright Brothers made the first airplane. My 6th cousins 6 times removed. Our common ancestor is SAMUEL WRIGHT born 29 Jun 1606, my 11th great grandfather in my Fathers Drouillard Lineage.
The Wright brothers, Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur (1867-1912), were two Americans credited 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.
Calbraith Perry Rodgers had a notable Navy heritage, but was drawn to the sky instead of the sea. Rodgers was the first airborne advertiser, one of the first long-distance airplane record setters, and an instant aviation star whose life was cut short. He was killed April 3, 1912 in an accident during a test flight of his Wright Model B.