Orville (1871-1948) & Wilbur (1867-1912) Wright – First to Fly an Airplane
The Wright brothers achieved the first flight on December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with five (5) witnesses present. The flight lasted only 12 seconds. It was the first time in history that a machine carrying a man raised itself in full flight, sailed forward without reduction of speed, and, finally, landed at a point as high as that from which it started. The Smithsonian Institute initially discounted the Wrights’ original contribution to the development of the airplane. However, Orville continued to promote aeronautic development and invention and to protect the Wright brothers’ legacy. In 1948, after the Smithsonian conceded the Wrights’ precedence, their airplane was finally displayed in the Smithsonian.
We honor the Wright brothers for their contributions to aerospace development. They are clearly Legacy Champs. If you want to be a Legacy Champ in your own special way, then contact The Mendel Law Firm, L.P., for a free initial consultation on estate planning, trust planning, and/or probate issues.
Latest posts by Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney (see all)
- Famous Estates-Champ or Chump? Nelson Mandela - September 27, 2019
- Famous Estates-Champ or Chump? Jane Fonda - September 13, 2019
- Texas Trivia – Name the first of six flags to fly over Texas. - September 6, 2019