Nowadays, when we think about the history of aviation, the Wright brothers come to mind almost instantly.
On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made history by flying the first manned, motorized, heavier-than-air “flying machine” at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Through imagination, hard work, and years of research and experimentation, they achieved the centuries-old dream of human flight.
As inventors, the two brothers shared credit for their mastery innovations and were close throughout their lives. However, there was a division of labor behind the scenes, as Wilbur was the business mind behind the operations and served as the president of the Wright company. Interested in learning more Wright brothers fun facts? Read on!