Curated Collection

Pioneers of Aviation


On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright completed the first successful flights of a heavier-than-air “flying machine” near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Five witnesses watched as the brothers executed four flights - the longest traveling 852 feet in 59 seconds. The Wright brothers were granted a patent for their flying machine in 1906. In this curated editorial stock footage collection, discover archival video of these pioneers of aviation.