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Wright Brothers

When was airplanes invented?

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The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 -

January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 - May 30,

1912), were two Americans who are generally credited[1][2][3] with

inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and

making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air

human flight, on December 17, 1903. In the two years afterward, the

brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical

fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly

experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent

aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight


By the Wright brothers Wilbur and Orvile in 1903 Correction - The

airplane was actually invented by Santos Dumont, but was first

successfully flown by the Wright brothers Wilbur and Orvile in


The areoplane was invented in 1903.

1903 by the wright brothers. It was called the wright flyer and

flew at kitty hawk North Carolina. Note this only applies to

powered flight

in 1903

Leonardo did not date his sketches.

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