The Age of Flight begins with the Wright brothers’ first successful controlled flight
near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on Dec. 17, 1903. Learn the inspiration behind
Orville and Wilbur Wright's research and success in powered flight. Pictures of
the brothers and their work, as well as a reasonably detailed essay, commemorate
this world-changing event. It’s interesting to find out how important pigeons
were to the development of airplane wings.