The brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright (born Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and the English Orville Wright (1871-1948)) - are two Americans, who are actually icons of the invention and the construction of the first airplane, able to fly, as well as the performing the first flight of man in the powered engine machine heavier than air on 17 December 1903. Two years later, brothers were able to develop the project of the first controlled practical airplane. Despite the fact that the Wright brothers were the first who built and made an experimental flight on the airplane, they were the first who could manage to control such a flight in the air, which made possible the further development of aircraft construction in the world.
The Wright brothers were born in a big family with diverse ancestry. Their father being a bishop of the church traveled a lot and one day he brought home a toy helicopter for his younger sons. Wilbur and Orville enjoyed it a lot, however very soon it broke. They decided to create a new one. That was a reason to spark the interest in flying.
Both of them attended high school, but without a success. Wilbur didn’t receive higher education and get a diploma only posthumously in 1994. He has got sad circumstances connected with an incident on skating ring and mothers’ illnesses. Orville managed to drop the school being a teenager, and then he opened a printing business. Besides, the printing machine for the business was also built be brothers in cooperation. Brothers didn’t stop and then tried themselves in repairing bicycles. In 1896 after aeronautical discoveries brothers got seriously interested in inventing a plane. The most successful design reminds actually a kite, controlled with cords. They didn’t hesitate to test their machines, so they decided to do that in Kitty Hawk because there is a soft sandy surface and it is quite isolated. Day after day they improved their masterpiece, till the time they received a stable and controlled glide flight. In 1903 they added an engine to their machine. They managed to make an engine not so immersive and with a help of Charlie Taylor, who in a six-week term built an engine with a low weight, but with a power enough to allow a man to fly. After several attempts they managed to take off, to cover the distance of 400 meters and to make a circle. The flight lasted only for several minutes, however, 17 December 1903 became the major day in the history of the whole aircraft.
The brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright (born Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and the English Orville Wright (1871-1948)) - are two Americans, who are actually icons of the invention and the construction of the first airplane, able to fly, as well as the performing the first flight of man in the powered engine machine heavier than air on 17 December 1903.