Orville Wright
Orville Wright
Orville Wright

Orville Wright

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Orville Wright About

Aviation pioneer who, with his brother, Wilbur Wright , invented three-axis control and flew the first successful, albeit brief, "flying machine" in 1903.

Orville Wright Before Fame

He dropped out of high school to pursue a career in the printing business with his brother Wilbur.

Orville Wright Trivial Things

He and his brother opened a bicycle repair shop in 1892.

Orville Wright Family Life

His parents, Susan Koerner and Milton Wright , raised him with his six siblings. His father once gave him a toy helicopter invented by Alphonse Penaud .

Orville Wright Associated With

One of his friends and classmates in high school was future poet and writer Paul Laurence Dunbar .