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English: First successful flight of the Wright Flyer, by the Wright brothers. The machine traveled 120 ft (36.6 m) in 12 seconds at 10:35 a.m. at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Orville Wright was at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with his hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. Wilbur Wright ran alongside to balance the machine, and just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing in the photo. The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. This is described as "the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air, powered flight" by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, but is not listed by the FAI as an official record.
Français : L’un des premier vols habités de l’ histoire dans un aéronef plus lourd que l’air (36.6 mètres en 12 secondes), par les frères Wright le 17 décembre 1903 à 10h35 sur la plage de Kitty Hawk en Caroline du Nord.
Orville est aux commandes, allongé sur le ventre sur l’ aile basse et les hanches dans la nacelle qui servait à contrôler le mouvement des ailes ; Wilbur court le long de l’appareil et vient de lacher l’aile droite. Le rail de lancement, des étais et d’autres équipements nécessaires pour la préparation du vol sont visibles.
日本語: 1903年12月17日、 ライト兄弟が人類初の動力飛行機での有人飛行に成功した時の写真。 ライトフライヤー号
Date 17 December 1903
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English: Early Wright brother’s airplanes explored basic principles of flight. The Wright brothers are widely credited with engineering the first aircraft capable of sustained powered flight.
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