NAME: Orville Wright
BORN: August 19, 1871
COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: born...Dayton, Ohio (Montgomery County)
OCCUPATION: aviator, inventor
DIED: January 30, 1948
The Wright Brothers achieved the first successful airplane flight on December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Orville Wright was the pilot of the historic flight. In 1909, the brothers received a United States Army contract for the world's first military aircraft.