The story of Orville and Wilbur Wright involves much more than the two brothers. They came from a large and supportive family, they were inspired by others working on flying machines at the time, and they had the help of the local Outer Banks residents during their experiments and actual flights. Orville and Wilbur’s history is not complete without the stories of all the others whose lives touched theirs.
Did You Know?
In 1902, the Wrights made 250 glides in just two days and tallied more than 1,000 glides in one month. From the hills, they perfected the art of soaring and control of the aircraft.