Wright Brothers Day - December 17
Sun, Dec 17, 2023

Wright Brothers Day

Wright Brothers Day is dedicated to the brilliant people who invented the first flying machine! This changed the course of history, allowing more sophisticated technologies to be developed. The globe eventually became much more accessible than previously thought. So, let’s celebrate the holiday together!


Wilbur and Orville are considered pioneers in the aviation industry. It’s hard to imagine what they went through! But after 10 years of hard work and testing, they managed to create the Flyer with an internal combustion engine. The brothers have always noted that in childhood they were inspired by Otto Lilienthal, who created aircraft. His activities were not always successful, but the guys liked the idea and endless zeal. Otto died as a result of the crash of the liner, and the brothers decided to create the most reliable device.

Wright Brothers partnered with a leading aviation and construction engineer at the time. Together they managed to improve the first options and achieve more than simple linear movement. In 1900, the glider was tested, but the experiment failed. There were a few more incidents with the design, but the third test was sucessful. In 1903, the engine was built – the Flyer took off into the sky and flew 259,7 meters.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • Before the famous brothers, there were many people who unsuccessfully worked on the ideas of flight.
  • Inventors were the first to successfully delve into aerodynamics.
  • Nothing would have happened if they had not studied the mistakes of previous masters.
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the oldest airline in the world.
  • Many airports deliberately set an insufficient number of shops so that visitors go to cafes more often.

How to take part

Learn more about the history of the aircraft in Wright Brothers Day and share with your friends. Visit the aviation museum and admire the exhibits. Watch the planes crossing the skies of your region or track their routes in a special application – it’s exciting!

When is Wright Brothers Day celebrated in 2023?

Wright Brothers Day is observed on December 17 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday December 17 2023
Tuesday December 17 2024
Wednesday December 17 2025
Thursday December 17 2026

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