Asked in History, Politics & SocietyHistory of Aviation
Who built the first airplane?
July 07, 2010 2:45AM
Designs for winged flight go back to Ancient Egypt.
Si George Cayley built and launched manned gliders around 1849.
The first powered aeroplane to make a flight was built by Orville and Wilbur Wright. On 17 December 1903 near Kittyhawk, North Carolina, Orville piloted the "Wright Flyer" in a flight of 120 feet in 12 seconds, at a speed of 6.8 miles per hour.