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Orville Wright: The Art and Science of Aviation, 1914

Introduction: Orville Wright

Though he never finished high school, Orville Wright had successful business ventures in printing, bicycle repair and manufacture, and aviation. By 1896, aviation progress was happening independently around the world. In Dayton, Ohio, Orville and his brother Wilbur combined their bicycle work with inquiry and experimentation on flying machines.

Who was Orville Wright? What were his contributions to the art and science of aviation?

These pages hold the answers to these questions and tell the fascinating story of one of the most well known pioneers in transportation.