Kittyhawk, NC, Wright Brothers First Flight – 1903
800 W Kitty Hawk Rd
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright (Wright Brothers) flew the first successful airplane. The first flight, by Orville, was 120 feet (37 m) in 12 seconds. The next two flights covered approximately 175 feet (53 m) and 200 feet (61 m), by Wilbur and Orville respectively.
The Wright Brothers, in 1903, were the first to fly an airplane. This is just one example of many inventions developed during the Industrial Revolution.