"If birds can glide for long periods of time, then… why can't I?" - Orville Wright
It is said that two wrongs don't make a right. But it is known that two Wrights make a plane. Orville and Wilbur Wright are two of America's most famous inventors, pioneering advances in aviation and eventually building and flying the first heavier-than-air aircraft. In order to solve what they referred to as "the flying problem", the brothers focused on giving the pilot more control of the craft. (This approach was unlike other inventors of the time, who focused their efforts on developing a more powerful engine.) Their major breakthrough came in the form of the three-axis control, which allowed a pilot to maintain the aircraft's equilibrium by steering it.