The Wright Brothers opened the door to air travel. The French had a flying machine around the time of the brothers unveiling their own creation in France, which proceeded to fly rings around the French.
They began laboring on the machine while using the resources of their bicycle sales and repair shop. From wheeled locomotion to the 1903 flight at the Kill Devil Hills, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they pushed us into the air age.
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