wright-ani.gifFirst successful airplane flight was December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina USA. Orville Wright was the pilot and he flew a distance of 120 feet (37meters).  The airplane was flown 3 more times that day with Orvilles brother Wilber having the longest flight of 852 feet (260 meters) for 59 seconds.  The plane had a wingspan of 40ft 4in (12.3m) a length of 21ft (6.4m) it’s weight empty was 605lb (274kg) with a 12 hp engine.  It was manufactured by Wilber and Orville Wright in Dayton, Ohio USA in 1903.