Orville and Wilbur Wright Orville and Wilbur Wright were the sons of Milton Wright who was a bishop at the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Wilbur Wright was born on April 16, 1867, in Millville, Indiana while Orville Wright was born on August 19, 1871, in Dayton, Ohio.While growing up Orville and Wilbur Wright always helped their father who also at the time edited edited the” Religious Telescope” a journal. In addition , the brothers started their own bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio. This business that the brothers started turned out to be one of the best things they could’ve done because of how popular the bicycle was and this shop gave Orville and Wilbur the basics on how to build and fix machines. With this knowledge on how to build and fix machines , Orville and Wilbur Wright became interested in the theory and art of flying because of Otto Lilienthal, an aeronautical engineer who was a glider pilot in the nineteenth century. Moreover, the brothers decided to take the on the problems of flight after Otto Lilienthal died. With their basic knowledge on building and fixing machines Orville and Wilbur educated themselves on the basic theories of aeronautics and over time Orville and Wilbur Wright conducted many experiments which all of them gave them wrong results. But because of these errors the brothers proved that it would be better for the pilot to control a plane with moving its wings instead of the body. With this in mind the brothers decided to fly double winged kites at Kitty Hawk , North Carolina which was the site where these experiments took place at. After endlessly testing different gliders and kites, the brothers kept finding errors in their work but over time Orville and Wilbur learned from their mistakes and they returned to Kitty Hawk to apply power to their plane Orville and Wilbur learned how to build and control the frame of the plane. Moving forward , the brothers had to build their own engine for the plane because many companies didn’t meet the requirements for the engine that they needed which was a twelve horsepower engine. After they installed the engine the brothers took the plane to Kitty Hawk and on December 17, 1903 , the Wright Brothers made the first manned flight in history . Nextly, Orville flew the first flight for twelve seconds for over 120 feet. On the next flight Wilbur flew he flew for 59 seconds for over eight hundred and fifty two feet. Furthermore, after this event the Wright brothers had gained much attention and their planes were approved by the government to use. Lastly , the Wright brothers created a business called the American Wright Company in 1909 but three years later Wilbur died on May 30, 1912. Wilbur’s death led to Orville retiring and losing interest in aviation and Orville lived in a quiet area in Dayton , Ohio where he passed away on January 30, 1948.