Aircraft records may be surpassed once technology advances over time, but one world record that is sure to remain unbroken is held by the Wright Brothers Flyer. The granddaddy of all the planes in the air today, the Wright Flyer is a twin-propeller canard biplane recognized as the first successful powered aircraft. The plane was built in 1903 by the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright from spruce wood based on their earlier glider designs, while the engine was specially made by the Wright brothers’ employee Charlie Taylor.
The Flyer made its first attempt at flight in December 14, 1903, but this proved unsuccessful. It was not until three days later, in December 17, that the Wright Flyer made its 12-second historic flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright Flyer was flown only four times, all on that same fateful December day, but its legacy lives on with the countless aircraft that fly in the sky today. And you can celebrate this momentous event in aviation history with the Wright Flyer ""Kitty Hawk"" scale model aircraft. Based on the actual photographs and technical details of the 1903 Flyer, this model is made by hand by seasoned craftsmen from selected, high-quality wood and is sanded and painted to specification. Makes for an excellent display or as a gift. Grab one now while supplies are available.