Aviation History

Wilbur and Orville Wright

''The Facts''

Two really important aviators in history were Wilbur and Orville Wright.Wilbur was born on April 16, 1967, in Millville Indiana.Orville was born on August 19, 1971.When they were young they were interested in playing and working too.By the time that they were teenagers they already had there minds set on airplanes. Their dad traveled a lot and where ever he went he would always get them a toy .One time he got them a toy helicopter and thats was the first time they started loving planes.Wilbur and Orville were two out of the seven kids in their family .Wilbur wright was really smart .He had plans to go to Yale, but later in his last year of high school he had a hockey accident.Wilbur got hit in the head with a hockey stick.He went into a great depression and fled into there parents house.Wilbur didn't end up going into college.Orville left high school early and started into the printing business.His newspaper would later become a daily print.Milton wright was their father .He got them interested in planes by bringing them the toy helicopter.Milton was a bishop in the catholic church.There moms name was Susan Catherine Keorner Wright. She helped Them with school before they stopped going.They both attended Richmond High School in Indiana.Wilbur couldn't receive his diploma because they moved before he could get his certificate .They both didn't go to college.Before airplanes they worked at their own bike shop.Even before that they worked at their own newspaper company.The reason that they went into the bike business was because they also shared a passion for bicycles too. Wilbur and Orville Wright won the collier medal and were names are on the navy medal's of honor.Wilbur died on May 30, 1912, in Dayton Ohio because of typhoid fever.Orville Wright died on January 30, 1948, because of his second heart attack.

''Big Ideas"

One big idea that Wilbur and Orville wright did as aviators was how they invented the fist plane heavier than air. One contribution that the wright brothers made was how much research they made and how they invented the first plane heavier than air.If the wright brothers hadn't lived than there may have not been such thing as the airplane.

Inferences (Author and you)

Wilbur and Orville Wright entered the flying industry because they enjoyed flight when they were younger .The reason that Wilbur and Orville Wright are famous is because they invented the first plane heavier than air and they also received many awards and medals for that.Otto Lilienthal was the wright brothers inspiration .They studied many of his kites and his gliders .Since they saw him doing that they thought that they could do something bigger and better.


If Wilbur and Orville Wright didn't live than there may have not been such thing as the airplane .If there wasn't such thing as the plane then it would't be as easy and safe to travel without one.


Wilbur: "It is possible to fly without motors but is not without Knowledge and skill."

Orville:"The airplane stays up because it doesn't have time to fall."

Wright's Cycles Co.

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The First Flight

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Orville Wright's Quote

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Wilbur Wright's Quote

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