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The First Flight
Transcript of The First Flight
The Life of the Wright Brothers
Born: April 16, 1867
Died: May 30, 1912
Born: August 19, 1871
Died: January 30, 1948
The Wright Brothers early years
Wilbur wanted to go to Yale and study to be a clergyman. He suffered a face injury while playing hockey. The injury stopped him from continuing his education so, he just read book from his fathers library.
1889-Orville dropped out of high school after his junior year to start a printing business. Wilbur joined the print shop and in March the brothers started a weekly newspaper called the West Side News.
December 1892- The brothers opened a repair and sales shop manufacturing their own brand of bikes.
They used their money from their business to grow their interest in flight.
July 1899- Wilbur tested wings on a biplane which is .
1900- The Wright Brothers journeyed to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
September 19 to October 24 1902- The brothers made between 700 and 1,000 glides, the longest flight was 26 seconds.
1903- The Wright Brothers built powered Flyer.
December 17, 1903- The first flight, by Orville at 10:35 am, of 120 feet in 12 seconds, at a speed of only 6.8 miles per hour The next two flights covered approximately 175 feet and 200 feet.1901- After landing the glider the glider left skid marks are seen in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Who Sparked the idea of Flying
The Wright Brothers spend a great deal of time looking at birds fly.
Mid-1890s- Otto Lilienthal flew his dramatic glides
May 1896-Secretary Samuel Langley successfully flew a steam-powered fixed-wing model aircraft without a man.
Aug.1896- Otto Lilienthal was killed when his glider fell from flight.
The brothers used the drawing of Sir George Cayley, Chanute, Lilienthal, Leonardo da Vinci, and Langley.
1899- The brothers begin the experiment of flight