Definition generally credited with having invented, built, and flown the first successful airplane (1903)
The Wright brothers' invented the three axis-control which is still in use today.
His air-cars were propelled by forces which the Wright brothers would have understood.
Arthur C. Clarke -- Childhood's End
She remembered how excited everyone had been when the news came out that the Wright brothers had flown the first plane.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
By his reckoning, folks around here hadn't been this excited about the town's prospects since the Raleigh News & Observer had sent a reporter to do a story about Jumpy Walton, who was attempting to build a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane, one he planned to fly in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of aviation at Kitty Hawk.