In 1903, the brothers finished the Wright Flyer. It had two long wings covered in fabric. It also had an engine.
After their first flights in Kitty Hawk, the Wrights worked to improve their planes. In 1905, Wilbur flew 24 miles in 39 minutes.
Wilbur died in 1912. Orville lived another 36 years. He saw how his inventions inspired others to build bigger and better aircraft.
Today, it’s hard to imagine a world without planes. Thanks to these pioneers, we don’t have to.