Wright Brothers' Flying Machine

About the Show

NOVA: 17 December 2003 marked the centenary of the world's first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This definitive documentary on the invention of the aeroplane celebrates this milestone and explores the astonishing inventiveness applied to the problem of powered flight by the Wright brothers. NOVA reveals that the popular image of the Wrights as amateur bicycle mechanics who tinkered their way into the sky is a total myth.