The Wright Flyer
Aviation
The Wright Flyer

The World's First Piloted Airplane Was The Rickety Wright Flyer

The Wright Brothers invented the first piloted aircraft in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903. Flying on it must've been terrifying but also a huge adrenaline rush. It had twin propellors and rudders.
You can see the airplane in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. The U.S. Smithsonian Institution describes the plane as "the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard." After this invention, aviation changed forever.
The Wright Flyer infographic
The Wright Flyer infographic
Part II of Wright diagram
Part II of Wright diagram
“The invention of the Wright Flyer changed aviation forever.”
Wright flyer scale model
Wright flyer scale model
Wright diagram part I
Wright diagram part I
The terrifying Pilot position
The terrifying Pilot position
The Wright Flyer on display
The Wright Flyer on display