“The flying problem”

Unstable vehicle

Three-axis control

In elementary school, Orville was given to mischief and was once expelled.

Orville dropped out of high school after his junior year to start a printing business in 1889, having designed and built his own printing press with Wilbur’s help.

Kill Devil Hills, Dare County, NC

The first photograph ever taken by John T. Daniels.

Later that day, Daniels was caught between the wings when the Flyer was flipped by a gust of wind and destroyed. From that day forward, he never tired of telling people that he'd survived the very first plane crash.

Daniels later said that he was so excited by seeing the Flyer rising that he nearly forgot Orville Wright’s instructions to squeeze the bulb triggering the shutter.