The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur are the two American brothers, inventors and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building and flying the world first successful airplane.

On 17th December, 1903 dream of the human being to fly in the air was completed as on this day Wright Brothers have flew the plane named “The Flyier” for the very first time.

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On the morning of December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville took turns piloting and monitoring their flying machine in kill Devil Hills , North Corolina.

Orville piloted the first that lasted just 12 seconds and 120 feet. On the fourth and final flight of the day, Wilbur traveled 852 feet, remaining airborne for 59 seconds. That morning, the brothers became the first people to demonstrate sustained flight of a heavier than air machine under the complete control of the pilot.

They built their 1903 glider in sections in the back room of their Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop. That afternoon, the Wright brothers walked the four miles to Kitty Hawk and sent a telegram to their father, Bishop Milton Wright, back home in Dayton:

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Through their own research and experimentation, and by studying the attempts of other would-be pilots, the Wright brothers knew that heavier-than-air flight was possible. They corresponded frequently with engineer Octave Chanute, a friend and supporter of their work. On May 13, 1900, Wilbur wrote a letter to Chanute expressing his ambition to fly:

The U.S. Army saw potential in the new technology and signed a contract with the Wright brothers in 1908. Their new Military Flyer was successfully tested in 1909.

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