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Wilbur Wright

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G1591. Wilbur Wright and his brother Orville lived in Dayton, Ohio. They were the first to design and build a flying aircraft that could be controlled whilst in the air. Wilbur was the first aviator to fly in 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in America. His first flight was less than the wingspan of a Brabazon (about six double decker buses!). He travelled to France to demonstrate his flying skills in 1905. From France Louise Bleriot's flight in 1909 across the English Channel drew peoples' attention to the new-fangled flying machine. From then on Sir George White's manufacturing base turned from trams to aircraft manufacture at Filton.
PublisherUnknown
ContributorRolls-Royce Plc
Creatorpersonalname - Wilbur Wright
Datecreation - Circa 1903
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White Photograph
Formatdimension.H - 240 mm
dimension.W - 166 mm
Identifier
SourceRolls Royce plc
LanguageEN
Relation
Coverageperiod - Circa 1903 - 1910
Rightsexpired
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