Aviation - INTRODUCTION
EARLY HISTORY
THE 19TH CENTURY
KITTY HAWK AND AFTER
HISTORIC HEADLINES
WORLD WAR I AND AFTER
WORLD WAR II
AFTER WORLD WAR II
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Airplane
HOW AN AIRPLANE FLIES
SUPERSONIC FLIGHT
AIRPLANE STRUCTURE
Wings
Tail Assembly
Landing Gear
Control Components
Instruments
PROPULSION
TYPES OF AIRPLANES
Land Planes
Carrier-Based Aircraft
Seaplanes
Amphibians
Vertical Takeoff and Landing Airplanes
Short Takeoff and Landing Airplanes
Space Shuttle
CLASSES OF AIRPLANES
Commercial Airplanes
Military Airplanes
General-Aviation Aircraft
HISTORY
The First Airplane Flight
Early Military and Public Interest
Planes of World War I
Development of Commercial Aviation
Aircraft Developments of World War II
The Jumbo Jet Era

KITTY HAWK AND AFTER




Air Travel | Wright Flyer in 1908 | Kill Devil Hill in Kitty

KITTY HAWK - Wright Flyer in 1908

Orville Wright mans the controls of the Wright Flyer in 1908, five years after he made the world’s first successful, sustained flight. The Wright brothers’ experiments with heavier-than-air flight had launched Flyer I on December 17, 1903 near Kill Devil Hill in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The first flight lasted about 12 seconds, and the plane traveled 36.5 m (120 ft) at an altitude of roughly 3 m (9.9 ft) and an airspeed of 48 km/h (30 mi/h). Wilbur Wright made a longer, 59-second flight later on the same day.

Wright Flyer in Flight Orville Wright mans the controls of the Wright Flyer in 1908, five years after he made the world’s first successful, sustained flight. The Wright brothers’ experiments with heavier-than-air flight had launched Flyer I on December 17, 1903 near Kill Devil Hill in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The first flight lasted about 12 seconds, and the plane traveled 36.5 m (120 ft) at an altitude of roughly 3 m (9.9 ft) and an airspeed of 48 km/h (30 mi/h). Wilbur Wright made a longer, 59-second flight later on the same day. (KITTY HAWK AND AFTER, Air Travel, Wright Flyer in 1908, Kill Devil Hill in Kitty)

On December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright made the world's first successful flights in a heavier-than-air craft under power and control. The airplane had been designed, constructed, and flown by them, each brother making two flights that day. The longest, by Wilbur, extended to a distance of 260 m (852 ft) in 59 sec. The next year, continuing the development of their design and improving their skill as pilots, the brothers made 105 flights, the longest lasting more than 5 min. The following year, their best flight was 38.9 km (24.2 mi) in 38 min 3 sec. All these flights were in open country, the longest involving numerous turns, usually returning to near the starting point. (KITTY HAWK AND AFTER, Air Travel, Wright Flyer in 1908, Kill Devil Hill in Kitty)



KITTY HAWK AND AFTER | Air Travel | Wright Flyer in 1908 | Kill Devil Hill in Kitty