-Wilbur & Orville Wright
-December 17, 1903
-Kittyhawk, North Carolina
-A powered flying vehicle with fixed wings an d a height greater than that of the air it displaces.
How It Works
-When a plane is propelled forward by its engine's, the air has to flow over its wings, either above the wing or below it. The wing is shaped so that air travelling over the top of it has to travel slightly further.
Impact On American Society
-Airplanes are very much used today. About 85,000 planes are flown a year. In the early 1900's, airplanes were very new. They were a big deal and helped transport supplies. It was easier to fly supplies than it was to ship on water.