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Who made the first powered flight?

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Who made the first powered flight? The Wrights were the first people to invent a practical aeroplane that could be flown under full control. Although it looked like a box kite, the Wright Flyer was a practical and successful aircraft.

In 1903, at Kitty Hawk in the United States, Orville Wright made what is said to be the first controlled powered flight of a heavier-than-air craft. People had already flown small airships, but there was now a race to make the first successful aeroplane.

The Wright brothers and other would-be pilots had already built several gliders. The Wright biplane looked like a huge box kite, with a home-made engine that drove two propellers by means of chains - but it flew and it was controllable.

Clement Adler, in France, had flown under power in 1890 in a bat-shaped aeroplane powered by a steam engine. However, the aircraft was not controllable, so many people do not accept his attempt as the first flight.


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Category: Education  - ( Education Archive)

Date Added: 14 December '11


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