The Wright brothers
Wright Brothers

In the memory of Wilbur and Orville, two great aviators

Wilbur:born April 16, 1867 in Millville, Indiana.
died May 30, 1912 in Dayton, Ohio.
Orville:born September 19, 1871 in Dayton, Ohio.
died January 30, 1948 in the same town.

Brief chronology of their achievements:

1900The two brothers run a bicycle factory and,
as a hobby, work on a flying machine.
1901First gliding flight.
1903Motor airplane Flyer I handles straight-line tracks.
1904Mid-air turns successfully handled.
190530-miles record broken (over 45 km).
1908Shows of Wright's flyers in Europe.
1909The idea of commercial flights is taking off.
1910First formulation of pilot training rules.
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