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Anniversary of the first powered, controlled flight of an airplane

December 17, 2026

On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk with their first powered aircraft. The Wright brothers had invented the first successful airplane.

Learn more here>> https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/fly/1903/


December 17, 2026