Orville Wright

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United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)


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Caption: Orville Wright lays at the controls and Wilbur Wright runs alongside the first successful flight.
Moreover, in 1908, when Wilbur Wright flew in public for the first time, at Le Mans, France, both Wilbur and Orville Wright became instant worldwide celebrities--the first major celebrities of the twentieth century.
Foreign objects have been a nuisance contributor to mishaps involving powered flight since Orville Wright hit a bird while flying circles over a field near Dayton, Ohio.
Among the many interesting features: a Viewpoint from Orville Wright calling for "distinctly marked and carefully prepared landing places," the precursor to the airport, a letter to the magazine from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, the revelation of "Project X," which became the Boeing 707, pilot reports on hundreds of civil and military aircraft and the Apollo 11 moon landing, which was featured on eight of the magazine's covers in the summer of 1969.
The Wright Brothers (Simon & Schuster Audio, $29.99, 10 hours, ISBN 9781442376083) is the fabulously detailed, always riveting story of how Wilbur and Orville Wright taught themselves to fly and changed the world forever.
According to brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, it began for them with a toy from France, a small helicopter brought home by their father, Bishop Milton Wright, a great believer in the educational value of toys.
He came into the world in 1903, the year aviator Orville Wright took to the air and teddy bears were born.
Momoi was born in an area of Fukushima hit hard by the tsunami and nuclear meltdowns of four years ago in February 1903 - the year the teddy bear was introduced and Orville Wright carried out the first powered, heavier-than-air flight.
"The detailed glimpses of the Wright family revealed in the first pages of David McCullough's superb new book, The Wright Brothers, give more personal information than most of us can claim to know about aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright....
Bird became a pilot at an early age due to the encouragement of his father, a World War I pilot, and from personally meeting Orville Wright at an early age.
It carries no more truth than would an assertion that Wilbur and Orville Wright were 'responsible' for the Blitz.
He was awarded the highest prize in aviation, the Collier Trophy in 1915, just two years after Orville Wright won it.
In 1948, aviation pioneer Orville Wright, 76, died in Dayton, Ohio.
The award was accepted on behalf of the team by James Wang, AgustaWestlandas Vice President Research & Technology, at the Wilbur and Orville Wright Lecture held on 11th December at the Royal Aeronautical Societyas headquarters in London.
The company built about 120 airplanes before Orville Wright sold it in 1915 to New York-based industrialists.