KITTY HAWK, N.C. -- On his third attempt, Orville Wright takes the Wright Flyer for a 12-second, sustained flight December 17, 1903.  This is the first successful, powered, piloted flight in history. After months of studying how propellers work, the Wright brothers design a motor and an aircraft body strong enough to accommodate its weight and vibrations. When built, the craft weighed more than 700 pounds. This becomes the first "Flyer.".Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP.Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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KITTY HAWK, N.C. -- On his third attempt, Orville Wright takes the Wright Flyer for a 12-second, sustained flight December 17, 1903. This is the first successful, powered, piloted flight in history. After months of studying how propellers work, the Wright brothers design a motor and an aircraft body strong enough to accommodate its weight and vibrations. When built, the craft weighed more than 700 pounds. This becomes the first "Flyer.".Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP.Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP

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Date: 19 Dec 2002
Location: Kitty Hawk North Carolina United States of America
Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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