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Wright brothers
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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.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer

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