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Wright brothers
Wright brothers
The Wright Brothers, Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where they ran a bicycle shop. Drawing on the work of Sir George Cayley, they extended the technology of flight with the principles of control still used today.
The Wrights established a flying field at Huffman Prairie, near Dayton, Ohio, and continued work in 1904, using a catapult takeoff system to compensate for the lack of wind in this location. By the end of the year, the Wright brothers had sustained flights of 5 minutes.