|December 17, 1903: Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina|
First human powered heavier than air sustained flight in what is now referred to as the first airplane.
On this day in 1903 at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, two bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio with no college education became the first to achieve human-powered, heavier than air sustained flight in what we now call the airplane. Orville and Wilbur Wright's quest wasn't an Icarus Agenda with necessity as mother. Their motives were rooted in ambition and doing something that had never been done. Orville later had a near fatal fall when flying quite high but it wasn't from hubris....they both knew that to achieve great heights you can't be afraid of falling. The Wright Brothers were just two men of humble origin with keen intellect, fierce tenacity, and undaunted courage who dared to be great.
|Orville Wright 1905|
|Wilbur Wright (1905)|
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