The Wright Brothers

American History Hit


The Wright Brothers

Approximately 100 thousand flights take off and land each and every day. A months long journey on a boat is condensed to just a few hours with the help of aircraft, and the birth of planes introduced an entirely new form of warfare.

Orville and Wilbur Wright, the Wright brothers, are household names. But how did they create the first successful heavier than air flying machine?

In this episode, Don speaks to Tom Crouch, Curator Emeritus at the National Air and Space Museum. They delve into the lives and personalities of these two men, and the long process that took them into the air above Kitty Hawk.

Produced by Sophie Gee. Edited by Siobhan Dale. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.

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