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Aeroplane (1903)
by Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright


     Although people had been going up in balloons since 1783, they were not satisfied. They wanted to fly like birds, not just drift with the wind. The firt real flight was made in North Carolina, USA, on 17th December, 1903. Watched by his brother Wilbur Wright, US bicycle mechanic Orville Wright kept their frangile plane airborne for 12 seconds. The Wright brothers had a last solved the two great problems of flight: getting a machine to take off and controlling it in the air.