9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts
The Wright Brothers were the startup entrepreneurs of 1900.
They were born tinkerers, taking skills from a printing shop to open a bike repair shop.
After reading about aeronautics in the late 1890s, the two began experimenting with biplane kites and gliders. With a little funding, they added a propeller to the plan and were ready to go.
On December 17th, 1903, three days after a failed attempt, the duo were ready to try it again.
The first flight, by Orville Wright, took place at 10:35am on December 17th, 1903 – a 120 foot (37 m) flight lasting 12 seconds.