Most kids are taught in school that the first people to ever fly were two brothers: Wilbur and Orville Wright from Dayton, Ohio. They were aircraft pioneers and are credited to have flown the first motor-operated airplane named Wright Flyer in the beginning of the twentieth century. But how is there even a controversy? And who could have flown an engine driven airplane before the Wright Brothers?
A man named John Brown claims that there was a conducted flight two whole years earlier than that of the Wright Brothers in 1901. The pilot’s name was Gustave Whitehead, a German pioneer, and apparently there is evidence that his flight was the very first one taking place in Bridgeport, Connecticut. However, most of the historians later dismissed him, while nowadays some support his claims.
Take a flight back to 1901
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