ORVILLE WRIGHT (AUG.19, 1871 – JAN. 30, 1948)

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Orville Wright along with his older brother Wilbur are 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.

In the two years afterward, the brothers developed their invention into the first
practical fixed-wing aircraft.  Although not the first to build and fly experimental
aircraft, Orville and Wilbur Wright were the first to invent aircraft controls that
made fixed-wing powered flight possible. On August 19, 1940 – The new Civil
Aeronautics Administration awarded honorary license #1 to Orville Wright.

 

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Orville Wright’s famous first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 17, 1903.

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Orville Wright with his brother Wilbur

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