Aeronautical Pioneers: The Story of Orville and Wilbur Wright

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Imagine life without airplanes. Imagine a life without the security they gives us from conflicts and wars, without the ability to send packages and mail swiftly across long distances, or without the ability to travel anywhere in the world in a relatively short amount of time. Luckily we don’t have to worry about any of these things most of the time, all thanks to the “pioneers of modern aviation,” Orville and Wilbur Wright (“Orville Wright” 2). Through their successful invention and flight of the first powered aircraft, we can live better lives than what was before ever possible. Therefore, I feel it is only common sense for them to be inducted into the History Hall of Fame. To further uphold the previous statement on this matter, I…show more content…
Later in life before famously developing the powered aircraft, they both went on to collaborate in owning two different newspapers, both of which failed (“The Wright Family”), and even later in 1892, they again, while both having an extraordinary passion for fixing and selling bicycles, collaborated in opening up their own shop concerning that passion (“Wilbur Wright” 1). Later, after developing the first powered aircraft in 1903, of which I will elaborate more on in a later paragraph, and demonstrating it with success in 1909, they grew a business off of their triumph, became very wealthy, even beginning to build a family estate in Dayton, Ohio with their wealth (“Orville Wright” 2), and even through first first developing stages, the brothers shared credit for everything (“Wilbur Wright” 1). Even though they were brothers and business partners in the aeronautical engineering industry, May 25, 1910 became the day where the Wright brothers flew with each other, for six minutes, for the first and only time ever in their lives (“Orville Wright” 2). That same day also became the day where the 82-year-old father of these pioneers in history ever flew with one of his sons, happening to be Orville (“Orville Wright” 2). Almost exactly two years later in Dayton, Ohio, on May 30, 1912, of a typhoid fever, the unfortunate death of Wilbur Wright came

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