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Taking Flight: The Wright Brothers

Parkway Publishing

Published July 24th 2012
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Kindle Edition
70 pages
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* Includes an in depth look at the life of the Wright brothers* Includes several pictures of the Wright brothers and their airplanes* Includes a table of contentsThey were two American brothers, born four years apart, who changed the course ofMore* Includes an in depth look at the life of the Wright brothers* Includes several pictures of the Wright brothers and their airplanes* Includes a table of contentsThey were two American brothers, born four years apart, who changed the course of history and accomplished things only dreamed of by the common man. The Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, are credited to this day with the invention and construction of the world’s first successful airplane, but received much in terms of skepticism along the way and at times were brought on by their own doing. The brothers were raised by a solid and close-knit family that moved from town to town, sometimes twice in one year, due to their father’s profession as a minister. While not professing outwardly their faith, the brothers respected their father’s beliefs and never flew their planes and gliders on Sunday. The innovative ideas the Wright brothers had changed the course of history, but their heart was not always for aeronautics. They started honing their business and creativity skills in the bicycling arena at a repair shop turned legitimate cycling company. In fact, much of what the brothers learned while tinkering in their repair shop helped hone their skills and provide useful information in the creation of their flying machines.The Wright brothers remained close throughout their lives, never married and devoted their life to the construction of airplanes until Wilbur’s death. Upon the death of his brother, Orville continued with his love for aviation but decided to sell the business and fight the legal battles that he soon faced as a result of patent infringement. The legal battles ensued and Orville found himself consumed with the fight in and out of court, leaving his pursuit for better machinery and design work by the wayside and the European aviation community soon passed him by. Throughout the years the Wright brothers faced opposition, even up until Orville’s death and some of the feuds and disputes even carry on to this day. From the Smithsonian Institute feuds to the states recognition of which is responsible for the Wright brothers’ success, these somewhat friendly rivalries may continue to the end of time.In this biography the reader will enjoy a detailed account of the Wright brothers’ journey from early childhood, when their father first introduced them to a model aircraft, to the creation and launch of their first successful plane and remarkable powered flight. The Wright brothers’ journey is an exciting one and the details are often overlooked, but this biography provides a world like no other as the reader is brought into the mind and genius of Wilbur and Orville and their extraordinary measures that shook the world and caused a disruption among the aviation community. The innovation and outcomes may seem surprising as many of the details displayed are often selectively kept out of the history books, but through a careful uncovering the reader receives the true facts as noted in the journals of this amazing brotherly duo. Orville and Wilbur Wright are the face of aviation and will forever be recognized as the inventors of the first powered flying machine.