Orville and Wilbur Wright
The Brothers Who Invented the Airplane
Wilbur and Orville Wright are best known for their successful flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903. This heavier-than-air, manned airplane changed the world. Through exciting text, captivating images, and informative sidebars, students will explore how the Wright brothers' use of aeronautical principles, trial and error, testing of components in a wind tunnel, and new approaches to the problems of flight blazed a trail for others to follow. They will discover how the brothers' ability to work together, respect one another's ideas, and support one another during times when nothing seemed to work made it possible for them to create one of the most significant inventions of modern time.