The historical account of the Wright brothers and their invention of the powered airplane. It was successfully flown on December 17, 1903. From that date forward, the world was changed by this event.
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On December 17, 1903, a miracle occurred at Kitty Hawk, N.C. The first powered airplane took off from level ground to fly 852 feet in the air. Many onlookers cheered and celebrated this event. Joshua Morgan, 15 year-old kitty Hawker ran alongside the airplane to help steady a wing.
From that day forward the lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright as well as
Joshua Morgan changed forever. This historical novel based on actual facts brings the exciting story of how aviation was born to young people and older readers alike.
Wilbur Wright said, "If you are looking
for perfect safety, you will do well to sit on a fence and watch the birds. But if you really wish to learn, you must mount the machine and become acquainted with its tricks by actual trial. Watch the birds in flight, You'll learn more about flying from that than anything else."