Full Size 1903 Wright Flyer by Digital Design LLC
2006 Virgin Atlantic TV Commercial Filmed in South Africa
The First Flight Experience
Wright Aircraft from the 1899 Kite to the Vin Fiz
On December 17, 1903 the Wright Brothers made the first successful flight of a heavier-than-air flying machine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, starting the aerial age. The “Wright Flyer” which was sometimes known as the “Kitty Hawk Flyer,” was the product of a sophisticated four-year research and development program conducted by Wilbur and Orville Wright in Dayton, Ohio and in Kitty Hawk. Their program established the foundation of aeronautical engineering.