How Long Was the Wright Brothers’ First Flight?

When Orville Wright became the first man to fly an airplane, he and his brother Wilbur became famous forever.

But that historic first flight wasn’t really much of a flight at all. The plane that Orville flew never got more than 12 feet off the ground. And the entire flight lasted just 12 seconds!

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