Flown by Orville, the Wright Brothers' Flyer I, 1903, flew 120 ft in 12 seconds at a speed of 6.8 mph.

Dawn of Flight Timeline

The Wright Brothers Flying Machine interactive exercise. We could use this to understand the plane. AS

The Wright Brothers Flying Machine interactive exercise from PBS

This Day in Science History-- In 1906 the Wright Brothers were issued a patent for a flying machine. The patent included the steering system and the wing design. They then showed the patents and designs to Thomas Selfridge, a member of the Aerial Experiment Association established by Alexander Graham Bell in 1907.

The Wright Brothers' Famous 1903 Flying Machine Patent Is Missing

Orville and Wilbur Wright (1871-1948 and 1867-1912, respectively), American.  Invented the airplane.

Who are the Wright brothers? For centuries, people dreamt of flight, many attempted it, but it was the Wright brothers who turned that dream into a reality. They were the first to create a sustained, controlled flight with a heavier-than-air machine.

Today in history: On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright became the first person to successfully fly a heavier-than-air machine under complete control of the pilot.

On 17 December 1903 Orville Wright became the first person to successfully fly a heavier-than-air machine under complete control of the pilot

This is a very artistic photograph of the Wright Brothers aircraft the "Wright Flyer". The photograph was take in 1911, and shows the first aircraft to fly. A little known fact is that the Wright Brothers, in addition to being pioneering aviators, were also avid amature photographers. Because of this, there is a large source of photographs documenting their early aviation efforts.

The Wright brothers, Orville (August 1871 – January and Wilbur (April 1867 – May were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane.

WRIGHT BROTHERS - were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were 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.  The Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.

Start of a glide; Wilbur in motion at left holding one end of glider (rebuilt with single vertical rudder), Orville lying prone in machine, and Dan Tate at right;

Curiosities: More Rare and Amazing Historical Photos

oisin-Farman I On Jan. French aviator Henri Farman won the Grand Prix d’Aviation for the first circular flight of more than 1 km mile).

Wright Brothers National Memorial (includes a museum, a really cool set of statues depicting the first flight, and a memorial/lighthouse--the hike to the memorial is really steep but there's a great view of the ocean. There's also a small airfield nearby and if you're lucky, you may see an aircraft make its landing. Be sure to take a paper airplane with you and fly it so you can say you flew a plane where the Wright Bros. flew!)

Wright Brothers National Memorial (includes a museum, a really cool set of statues depicting the first flight, and a memorial/lighthouse.

Fun Flight Facts for Kids: Enjoy a range or awesome facts related to flight. Learn about different types of aircraft, how planes fly, when the Wright Brothers first took off, which animals can fly and much more.

Flight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wright Brothers -first powered flight in 1903, Kitty Hawk, NC …

Flying Machine Takes to the Air

DIY toilet paper roll airplanes! Maybe there's finally a way to get my boys interested in crafts!

Wonderful DIY Toilet Roll Airplanes

Rare photographs document the Wright brothers' pioneering early aircrafts - Telegraph

Rare photographs document the Wright brothers' pioneering early aircraft

The Wright Brothers - Celebrating 100 years of flight with a look at Orville and Wilbur's incredible machine.

Love how this is pulled together and with the landing strip at the bottom.

Meet the Wright Brothers: A 100 Years of Flight Activity | Scholastic.com

This reading activity recounts the incredible story of Orville and Wilbur Wright, from high school dropouts to pioneers of flight.

Quest for Flight - man learns to fly

1903 – The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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