Debut of Flying
In the year 1903, on December 17, the aspirant pilots Mr. Wilbur and Mr.Orville Wright debut their attempt for flying their aircraft in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Mr. Orville flying with their flying machine lasted just 12 seconds at 120 feet. In the next attempt by the other aspirant, Mr.Wilbur traveled 852 feet lasting up to 59 seconds. Wilbur and Orville Wright brothers were American citizens who always try to
Wilbur Wright was born on April 16, 1867, near Millville, Indiana. In a family of five children, he was a middle child. Wilbur Wright’s father was a bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. His mother was Susan Catherine Koerner. His brother Orville Wright was born in 1871. Even as pioneer and inventors both of them, they did not attend their college studies.
His father Mr. Milton Wright’s bought a small toy helicopter for them to play with. That helicopter made of cork, bamboo, and paper, and powered by a rubber band to twirl its blades, the model was based on a design by the French aeronautical pioneer Alphonse Penaud. Fascinated by the toy and its mechanics, Wilbur and Orville would develop a lifelong love of aeronautics and flying. In the school days of Mr.Wilbur badly injured by a hockey stick on his face by the co-player make him more depressed. He did not receive his high school diploma, and also college studies. Always working on different mechanical projects and keeping up with scientific research, the Wright brothers closely followed the research of German aviator Otto Lilienthal. After the death of Mr.Lilienthal by the glider crash, the brothers decided to start their own experiments with flight. Determined to develop their own successful design, after the prolonged analysis of the bird Kitty Hawk, North Caroline, known for its strong winds. They observed that birds angled their wings for balance and control, and tried to emulate this, developing a concept called “wing warping”. Based on this concept of modeling their aircraft they successfully fly by their aircraft on this day.