Wright Flyer First Flight Experience


Full Size 1903 Wright Flyer by Digital Design LLC
2006 Virgin Atlantic TV Commercial Filmed in South Africa
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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.