1899: They build their first glider with a 5-foot wingspan that is flown like a kite
1900: They build a manned biplane glider that has a17.5 foot wingspan. It flies 200 feet, flight lasts 15 seconds
1901: Orville and Wilbur test their manned glider that has a 22-foot wingspan and traveled 389 feet.
1902: They build a bigger manned glider with a 32-foot wingspan and record a flight of 622 feet, lasting 26 seconds
1903: They build their first powered biplane called the "The Flyer". It weighs 200 pounds, with 12 horsepower.
1903: December 17, 1903: Orville and then Wilbur pilot the first ever powered airplane
Wright Brothers Timeline of the First Flight for kids
1896: Wilbur and Orville begin to manufacture and sell bicycles of their own design.
1899: Wilbur invents a simple system called "wing-warping" that twisted or "warped" the wings of a glider, causing it to roll to the right or the left
1900: Wilbur and Orville build a "wing-warping" glider that is like a giant kite.
1900: Wilbur and Orville build a manned biplane glider that has a17.5 foot wingspan.
1901: Wilbur and Orville test a manned glider with a 22-foot wingspan that traveled 389 feet.
1902: They build a bigger manned glider with a 32-foot wingspan
1902: Orville and Wilbur decide to build a powered 'flying machine'. None of the automobile manufacturers can provide a suitable engine. The Wright Brothers enlist the help of Charlie Taylor, one of their mechanics, and build their own four-cylinder engine
1903: Wilbur and Orville build their first powered biplane "flying machine" and aviation is born...
1904: Wilbur and Orville build the "Flyer II" with a 40-foot wingspan and 15-16 horsepower engine. They test the Flyer III on a field in Dayton they call 'Huffman Prairie'. The engine was not powerful enough to lift the aircraft without strong winds so they built a simple catapult using a derrick and a track to get the plane into the air.
1905: Wilbur and Orville then built the Flyer III. The Flyer III became the world's first practical airplane.
Wright Brothers Timeline for kids
1867: Wilbur was born on April 16, 1867 in Millville, Indiana
1871: Orville was born on August 19, 1871 in Dayton, Ohio
1896: Open the Wright Cycle Company
1899: Wilbur invents the "wing-warping" system and the brothers build their first glider with a 5-foot wingspan that is flown like a kite
1900: Orville and Wilbur make a manned biplane glider that they test at Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk in Dare County, North Carolina
1900: October 22, 1900: Wilbur and Orville make their first free glider flights
1900: September 1901 - Wilbur presents a scientific paper called "Some Aerial Experiments" to the Western Society of Engineers challenging the accuracy of the accepted 'lift tables'.
1901: October to December - Wilbur and Orville build a wind tunnel to test different wing shapes for lift and drag.
1902: The Wright Brothers build a new glider with a 32-foot wingspan and record their longest flight of 622 feet which lasts for 26 seconds.
1903: Wilbur and Orville, together with their mechanic Charlie Taylor, build an engine for their biplane design they call "The Flyer". It weighs 200 pounds, and produces about 12 horsepower.
1903: On December 17, 1903 the Wright brothers make four engine powered flights over the sand dunes at Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Dare County, North Carolina. Orville piloted the first flight followed by Wilbur. They were the first sustained and controlled flights that had ever been made.
1904: Orville and Wilbur built the "Flyer II" with a 40-foot wingspan and 15-16 horsepower engine which they tested along a track at Huffman Prairie.
1905: Orville and Wilbur built the Flyer III with a 40-foot wingspan and a 20 horsepower engine. Their record breaking flight covered 24 miles and lasted 39 minutes. The Flyer III became the world's first practical airplane.
1906: The Brother's Patent for the 'flying machine' was granted
1908: Wilbur and Orville make record breaking flights on their Model A Flyer. Orville flies in the United States and Wilbur flies in France. They become world famous.
1909: The US government negotiates the use of the Wright Brothers airplanes.
1909: Orville and Wilbur establish the Wright Company.
1909: Orville and Wilbur Wright are awarded the Congressional Medal
1910: Orville and Wilbur open the first civilian flight training school in Montgomery, Alabama.
1910: Wilbur and Orville introduced their commercial aircraft, the Model EX with a speed of 50 miles per hour
1911: The Vin Fiz Flyer, built by the Brothers, is flown coast-to-coast across the U.S by Calbraith Perry Rodgers. The journey takes 3 months (due to crashes and repairs) from September 17, 1911 - November 5, 1911
1912: Wilbur dies of typhoid fever on May 30, 1912 in Dayton, Ohio
1948: Orville dies of a heart attack on January 30, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio.
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