The first motorized flight, on December 17, 1903!

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Flying is no longer a fad, it has become a necessity. Today we can fly, in less than 24 hours, anywhere on the globe. Tens of thousands of flights are operated daily, and millions of passengers choose to travel faster by air for various purposes: from / to vacation destinations, for work, education, etc.

Today, flying has become commonplace. We have the impression that it has always been like this, except that motorized aviation has a history of only 120 years.

The first motorized and controlled airplane flew in 1903

The first airplane in the world did not look like the ones we are used to today. It was a small one, but at that moment it was a dream come true. Historically speaking, the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) developed their first fixed-wing aircraft, and in 1903, on December 17, they made the first controlled, powered flight.

The trip took only 59 seconds, during which the two managed to cover a distance of 260 meters. In fact this was the third flight of the day, the Wright brothers having previously operated two other flights of slightly shorter distances.

What the Wright brothers didn't know then was that their attempt would remain an important piece of history and lead to a reality hard to imagine at the time: the existence of several types of passenger airplanes, aircraft of various sizes that could fly for hours above the clouds.

The Wright BrothersOrville were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first powered airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained, self-propelled flight of a heavier-than-air device on December 17, 1903.

Although they were not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the ones who invented the flight control mechanisms that made the first self-propelled flight possible.

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