How long did it take to make the first airplane?
Around 3 months
People have been trying to fly as long as we can remember. Even back in Greek mythology there are words about the dream of being able to fly. The actual first - motorized - airplane was built by the Wright Brothers. They started their experiments in 1899 and made their first motorized flight in 1903.
The development of the airplane was gradual. Many sources credit the Wright Brothers (Wilbur and Orville) with this invention, and they worked on it in stages. Their first efforts were around 1899, and by 1903, their airplane made its first successful flight. So, the first stage took four years, but to perfect it and make it safe and get it to where it could carry passengers took until about 1909-1910.
The Kitty Hawk, flown by the Wright brothers, was the first aircraft or airplane to ever take flight. The Wright brothers first successful powered aircraft was named the " Wright Flyer 1" , not the Kittyhawk. It also was NOT the first aircraft or airplane to ever take flight ! -Many others flew before, just not so long and successfully under control.