(1867-1912) American aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane. A resident of Dayton, Ohio. Owned a bicycle shop.
(1871-1948) American aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane. A resident of Dayton, Ohio. Owned a bicycle shop.
Kitty Hawk, NC
The sandy location where the Wright brothers tested their first flying prototypes.
(1828 - 1917) The father of Wilbur, Orville, and Katherine Wright. A controversial bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ
Mother of Wilbur, Orville, and Katherine Wright and wife of Milton Wright. College-educated, and the devoted mother, mechanically gifted, and handled all the repairs around the house.
(1834 - 1906) An American pioneer of aviation. One of the most prominent names in aviation at the time was the Secretary of the Smithsonian. Used government funding to experiment with large unmanned model airplanes powered by steam and gasoline engines.
1848-1896) A German pioneer of aviation. Made gliders resembling bird wings and made about 2000 glides from a huge earth mound outside of Berlin. Killed in a crash in 1896 when his hang glider stalled, falling fifty feet to the ground.
(1832 - 1910) Highly regarded American aviation expert that provided help and support to the Wright brothers.
The French town where Wilbur demonstrated flight on the 8th of August of 1908. This is when the French admitted that the Americans had actually beat the French in being the first to fly. Was the beginning of Wilburn's celebrity status in France.
Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge
(1882 - 1908) a young Signal Corps officer. Became the the first person ever to be killed in a powered airplane when flying with Orville during an Army demonstration at Fort Myer, Washington D.C.
Created in 1909 by Wilbur and Orville Wright to manufacture airplanes.