OASIS : The Wright Brothers and the Dawn of Aviation

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On a cold winter day in 1903 two obscure brothers changed the world when Wilbur Wright took off in the first manned, heavier than air powered aircraft. What they lacked in formal training, the Wilbur and Orville Wright more than made up for in intellectual curiosity, hard work and determination. Risking their lives with often dangerous experimental flights, the bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio discovered how to successfully build a manned, powered aircraft. Beginning with their early experiments in their bicycle shop, Professor Blaine Davies explores how step by step the Wright Brothers launched the age of aviation.