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Wright brothers
  • Name: Wright brothers
  • Born: 08/19/1871
  • Died: 05/30/1912 (40 years old)
  • Known for: Inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful motor-operated airplane, the Wright Flyer

The Wright brothersOrville (August 19, 1871– January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867– May 30, 1912)—were two American aviation pioneers generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft with the Wright Flyer on December 17, 1903, 4mi (6km) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05, the brothers developed their flying machine to make longer-running and more aerodynamic flights with the Wright Flyer II, followed by the first truly practical fixed-wing aircraft, the Wright Flyer III. The Wright brothers were also the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.

Alias: Will and Orv, The Bishop’s boys

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