When was the first aeroplane flight?

The first ever powered, sustained and controlled aeroplane flight took place at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA, on December 17, 1903.

Orville Wright and his brother Wilbur both designed and built the plane for this historic flight. Orville piloted the first flight in the aircraft, aptly named the Flyer. He travelled 120 feet through the air in 12 seconds; Wilbur managed 175 feet in 12 seconds straight after this.

They each had one more attempt: Orville flew 200 feet in 15 seconds, before Wilbur recorded the longest flight of the day, travelling 852 feet in 59 seconds.

Fact File

Concorde is a supersonic airliner. The sonic ‘boom’ it produces, together with noise and air pollution concerns, has limited the development of such aircraft.


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