The inventors of the first very successful airplane were Orville and and Wilbur Wright. In 1903, they built their first plane called the Flyer. On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright became the first person to fly an engine-driven machine. The airplane has changed the world by making it available to travel faster and fly to other countries.
May 25, 1910: The first-ever nighttime airplane flight is made at Orville Wright's flying school near Montgomery. Walter Brookins and Archibald Hoxsey piloted the plane, which the Montgomery Advertiser described as "glinting now and then in the moonlight" during flight. The flying school closed shortly after the historic event, but the site eventually became home to Maxwell Air Force Base.
A brief introduction to the (non-existent) British Pathé footage of the Wright Brothers’ First Flight. There has been a bit of confusion over the years regarding British Pathé’s collection of Wright Brothers footage. The famous siblings flew successfully for the first time 110 years ago this month (on 17 December 1903). Sadly, only photographs exist to document this historic achievement. However, this didn’t stop British Pathé from cheekily claiming in a film to have footage from 1903. A newsr