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First Flight with the Wright Brothers

Siblings Orville Wright, Katharine Wright, and Wilbur Wright at Pau, France. Miss Wright about to be taken for her first ride in an airplane. February 15, 1909

picture of Left front view of flight 46, from 1905; Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio. Wright, Orville, 1871-1948. Airplanes.

Wright Brothers First Flight, 1903 - Orville and Wilbur Wright's first recorded flight caught exclusively by British Pathé in 1903. On December 17, news came through that two brothers had flown a curious air machine for more than a minute. To the sceptics, this footage proved that it was true.

Wilbur & Orville Wright were first to achieve controlled, sustained flight in a heavier-than-air machine - the 1903 Wright Flyer - at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina