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Check Six: December 17, 1903 – First Flight

December 17, 2014

Wright Brothers

17 December 1903, 10:35 a.m.: Orville and Wilber Wright, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, had been working on the development of a machine capable of flight since 1899. They started with kites and gliders, before moving on to powered aircraft. At the Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they made the first successful flight. Orville was at the controls of the Flyer while Wilbur ran along side, steadying the right wing. The airplane flew 120 feet (36.6 meters) in 12 seconds.

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