United States #3783 (2003)

First Powered Flight by the Wright Brothers

Following years of trials using gliders, Orville and Wilbur Wright finally made the first mechanically-propelled heavier-than-air flights on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S.A. The Wright brothers made two flights each from level ground into a freezing headwind gusting to 27 miles per hour (43 km/h). The first flight, by Orville at 10:35 am, of 120 feet (37 meters) … Continue reading First Powered Flight by the Wright Brothers