Who Was The First Man to Fly An Airplane?
To fly in the air had been man’s dream for ages. Before 1903, flights in balloons and gliders had been tried successfully. But the first successful aircraft was designed and used by two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright. At about 10.30 in the morning, on December 17, 1903 the Wright Brother’s plane took off from the track and remained in the air for a short successful flight. The two brothers became famous forever.
When the two brothers were ready to test their new invention, they tossed a coin to decide who would be the first to fly the new machine. Wilbur won the toss, but the plane did not take off. So after a few adjustments, the two brothers tried again three days later. Since
Wilbur was given the first chance earlier it was now Orville’s turn to fly. And he became the first man to fly the airplane because he had lost the coin flip earlier!
This famous historic flight wasn’t a long flight by any of today’s standards. The plane never got more than 12 feet above the ground, and the entire flight lasted just twelve seconds!