Tuesday, December 17, 2013

110th Anniversary of Wright Brothers' First Flight

NORTH CAROLINA -- Dec. 17 holds a very special place in history. It's the day Orville and Wilbur Wright took to the air for the first successful flight.It happened just east of the Triad in Kitty Hawk. WFMY News 2's Chad Silber found out how that day 110 years ago paved the way for future flight in the Triad. The flight lasted a mere 12 seconds and 120 feet, but it forever changed the way we look at travel. It continues to be a guideline for advancing aviation here in the  riad.
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The Wright brothers,were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. From 1905 to 1907, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
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