WORLD'S FIRST AIRPLANE
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What was the world's first airplane flight?
A brief history of flight:
Around 400 B.C. the first kites were created.
In the 1480's Leonardo da Vinci created many drawing
illustrating various aircraft, some of which have been proven to work and
his helicopters are based on his Ornithopter flying machine.
In 1783 Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make the first hot
air ballon flight.
In the early to mid 1800's George Cayley designed numerous
glider, some of which were flown successfully.
In 1891 Otto Lilienthal designed a glider capable of
carrying humans and had over 2,500 successful flights before losing his life in
The above is a very brief history as a lead up to the
world's first airplane flight with many significant events excluded.
On December 14 1903 the Wright brothers were ready to fly
the world's first powered airplane, but who would fly it? They flipped a coin
and Wilbur won.
Wilbur Wright launched the Wright flyer for it's first flight but unfortunately the left wing caught the ground and crashed.
Three days later, on the December 17 1903, it was Orville's
turn and 12 seconds and 120 feet later the world's first airplane
flight had taken place.
They flew 3 more flights that day with Wilbur making
the longest at 852 feet.
The Wright Flyer
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