Today in Aviation: The Wright brothers Make First Controlled, Sustained Powered Flight

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the Wright brothers made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft with the Wright Flyer in 1903. The flight took place 4 mi (6 km) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

The Wright Flyer (often referred to retrospectively as Flyer I or Flyer 1903) was the first heavier-than-air powered aircraft to fly successfully. Designed and constructed by the Wright brothers, it flew four times 117 years ago today.

The Wright Flyer was based on the experience of the Wrights testing gliders at Kitty Hawk from 1901 and 1902. Their last glider, the Glider of read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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