Who is Orville Wright?

  • (noun): United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948).
    Synonyms: Wright

Some articles on orville, wright, orville wright, wrights:

Wright Brothers - Last Years - Orville
... Orville succeeded to the presidency of the Wright company upon Wilbur's death ... for business but not his brother's executive skills, Orville sold the company in 1915 ... Orville made his last flight as a pilot in 1918 in a 1911 Model B ...
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
... Park in Dayton, Ohio, United States that commemorates three exceptional men—Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar—and their work in the Miami Valley ... Through the invention of powered flight, Wilbur and Orville made significant contributions to human history ... The Wrights also perfected their invention during 1904 and 1905 at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field near their hometown of Dayton ...
Benjamin Foulois - Aviation Career 1908–1916
... The crash of the Wright Military Flyer, procured at the same time by the Army on its final test flight, September 17, 1908, claimed the first US ... Selfridge, and also injured Orville Wright ... The Wright brothers spent ten months following the fatal crash making engineering improvements to the airplane ...

Famous quotes containing the words orville wright and/or wright:

    Success four flights Thursday morning all against twenty one mile wind started from Level with engine power alone speed through air thirty one miles longest 57 second inform Press home Christmas.
    Orville Wright (1871–1948)

    There is a vulgar persuasion, that the ignorance of women, by favoring their subordination, ensures their utility. ‘Tis the same argument employed by the ruling few against the subject many in aristocracies; by the rich against the poor in democracies; by the learned professions against the people in all countries.
    —Frances Wright (1795–1852)