The first airplane flight ever


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 a crash.

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

The first airplane flight ever

The first airplane flight ever

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