Photo of the Day: The Wrights’ historic flight

We know a lot about what happened in the days leading up to Dec. 17, 1903—the day that two brothers named Orville and Wilbur Wright accomplished their first successful flight of a powered aircraft. The brothers were meticulous about taking notes and photos of their progress, and so we have photographic evidence of that day. The Wright Flyer was constructed of spruce and ash covered in muslin. Look for an explanation of how the Wrights controlled the airplane in the February issue of Flight Training magazine.—Jill W. Tallman

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