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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Wilber and Orville Wright came from a wobbly family.
Aviation pioneer Orville Wright died wordwise The word may sound familiar, but what does it mean?
In 1948, aviation pioneer Orville Wright, 76, died in Dayton, Ohio.
The company built about 120 airplanes before Orville Wright sold it in 1915 to New York-based industrialists.
As sure as George Washington was our first president and Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, Wilbur and Orville Wright were No.
We are a nation that built a flying machine (Dandu monara- a mythological flying machine) before Wilber t and Orville Wright," he said.
The next year, Welsh entered the first class of the Wright Flying School, training directly under Orville Wright.
For the aviation enthusiast, new features include "Arrivals and Departures," a blog specifically geared to the aviation community, a collection of Hartzell Propeller videos, and an illustrated company history timeline that dates back to the company's origins tied to Orville Wright in 1917.
Washington, Apr 2 ( ANI ): A little-known 1948 contract between the estate of Orville Wright and the Smithsonian has the museum legally bound to call the Wright brothers first in flight.
Named after the aviator Orville Wright, Bart thought it appropriate to stuff his late cat and attach a specially-designed flying mechanism to him.
The Royal Aeronautical Society has been honoring outstanding achievers in the global aerospace industry since 1909, when Wilbur and Orville Wright came to London to receive the Society's first Gold Medal.
Wilbur and Orville Wright may not have seemed obvious candidates to accomplish the first human flight.
The Wright Company had been founded only seven months earlier; thus, Parmelee, age 23, was among an elite group of aviation pioneers--one of the first half dozen to be trained by Wright instructors, including Orville Wright himself.
The visit offered a chance to quiz Patrick on all manner of subjects, from his views on Wernher von Braun--'a decent man with a sense of humour'--to his meeting with Orville Wright: 'Neil Armstrong and Orville Wright never met, though they could have,' Patrick told us, clearly delighting in the historical possibilities of such an encounter.
He emphasizes their life stories over their achievements, and arranges profiles chronologically, which feature engineers from Western and Eastern Europe and the US, and include Pierre-Paul Riquet, Thomas Telford, John Rennie, Richard Trevithick, George Stephenson, Charles Babbage, John Ericsson, Gustave Eiffel, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Hertha Ayrton, Nikola Tesla, Heinrich Hertz, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Wernher von Braun, and Edith Clarke.