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Wright, Orville

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As sure as George Washington was our first president and Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, Wilbur and Orville Wright were No.
We are a nation that built a flying machine (Dandu monara- a mythological flying machine) before Wilber t and Orville Wright," he said.
Having enlisted in the Navy in 1901, Welsh was inspired by Orville Wright's demonstration of the Wright Military Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia in 1909.
Washington, Apr 2 ( ANI ): A little-known 1948 contract between the estate of Orville Wright and the Smithsonian has the museum legally bound to call the Wright brothers first in flight.
The company traces its history to 1914 when a relationship between Orville Wright and Robert Hartzell led to the manufacture of the first Hartzell propeller in 1917.
Appearances by Orville Wright, who, along with his brother, Wilbur, made the nation's first flight on the Outer Banks, serve to remind us of more great historical achievements that should not be forgotten.
Named after the aviator Orville Wright, Bart thought it appropriate to stuff his late cat and attach a specially-designed flying mechanism to him.
The Royal Aeronautical Society has been honoring outstanding achievers in the global aerospace industry since 1909, when Wilbur and Orville Wright came to London to receive the Society's first Gold Medal.
Not Wilbur and Orville Wright. The brothers rose and dressed in suits, stiff collared shirts, ties, and caps.
The Wright Company had been founded only seven months earlier; thus, Parmelee, age 23, was among an elite group of aviation pioneers--one of the first half dozen to be trained by Wright instructors, including Orville Wright himself.
The visit offered a chance to quiz Patrick on all manner of subjects, from his views on Wernher von Braun--'a decent man with a sense of humour'--to his meeting with Orville Wright: 'Neil Armstrong and Orville Wright never met, though they could have,' Patrick told us, clearly delighting in the historical possibilities of such an encounter.
He emphasizes their life stories over their achievements, and arranges profiles chronologically, which feature engineers from Western and Eastern Europe and the US, and include Pierre-Paul Riquet, Thomas Telford, John Rennie, Richard Trevithick, George Stephenson, Charles Babbage, John Ericsson, Gustave Eiffel, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Hertha Ayrton, Nikola Tesla, Heinrich Hertz, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Wernher von Braun, and Edith Clarke.