Orville and Wilbur Wright, American mechanics and inventors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, who achieved the first sustained flight of a heavier-than-air machine — what we today call an airplane. Their flight was made at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.
The general history of the flight engines used by the wright brothers is quite fascinating and fortunately rather well recorded.
The honour, second only to that of the wright brothers, remains with Bleriot.
Unfortunately, no evidence of the wright brothers themselves on this point is available.
On these plains the (p. 111) wright brothers had made some of their earliest French flights.
Our country did indeed produce the wright brothers, pioneers and true conquerors of the air with airplanes.
It is a great story, this of the wright brothers, and one worth all the detail that can be spared it.
The wright brothers, however, were received with glad foreign embrace.
It was the ideal flying machine, sought since the wright brothers conquered the air ten years before.