The step made in aviation at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903 forever changed the way the world travels, fights, and conducts business. The two men that achieved this great accomplishment were Wilbur and Orville Wright, better known as the Wright Brothers. Wilbur and Orville Wright built and flew the first ever powered flight airplane. Since that great day in history the aviation industry has soared beyond what Wilbur and Orville ever imagined.
Wilbur the older of the two Wright Brothers was born August 19, 1867 on a farm near Milville, Indiana. A year later Milton and Susan Wright moved Wilbur and his two older brothers to Dayton, Ohio where Orville was born on August 19, 1871. The two brothers had the same birth dates, so this brought the assumption by many that they were twins. The birth dates though were not the only thing the two had in common.
They shared the same hobbies, interests, and ambitions. Wilbur once said they, "play together, worked together, and thought together." (Parker, 5) At a young age the brothers were always messing with machines and playing with kites.
The Wright brothers' father was a man named Milton who was a bishop of the United Brethem Church. He taught his children to work hard and they will achieve anything in life that they want to. (Parker, 6) He also began Wilbur and Orville's interest in flight. One day after they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he brought home a toy helicopter for the two. It was made of wood and paper propellers powered by rubber bands. (Parker, 12) The two brothers called it the "Bat", and played with it till it broke. When it broke they mended it and, when it fell to pieces they built new versions of it. They also...