Orville Wright
Orville Wright
Dayton, Ohio, 1909
From National Archives


     To visit his entry on this site, first click on National Aviation Hall of Fame to go to the homepage. Next, highlight and click on "Enshrinees List" at the lower left corner of the page. You will find an alphabetical listing of all enshrinees on this page. Then highlight and click on his name.
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Orville Wright
Mechanic Wm Conover carrying
Orville Wright out to the Hydro on
The Miami River, Dayton, Ohio - 1913

Collection of Joseph Cato
Courtesy of Phyllis (Cato) Ferguson, 8-19-06

If you search the net using Google on "Wright Brothers", you will find about 110,000 links. From among these I have chosen a few as an introduction. To visit the sites, just click on the titles.

Aeroplane Company & Museum of Pioneer Aviation

Welcome to the Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company, a virtual museum of pioneer aviation. If this is your first visit, read About the Museum to get your bearings and consult our Museum Guide for help in navigating this web site. If you'd like to know more about our organization, read About Us
     This monumental collection of photographs and stories is a must-see for anyone interested in the Wright Brothers or in early aviation. I am sure you will agree that it is the definitive work on the internet for the inquisitive aviation enthusiast.

Photos of the Wright Brothers at Huffman Prairie

"The Wright Brothers moved their flying school and test grounds from Simms Station to Huffman Prairie. These photos were taken by the Wright Brothers and are taken directly from the glass negatives by the Library of Congress. You can look at more photos from this collection by going to the Library of Congress

Countdown to Kitty Hawk
the Centennial of Flight
EAA’s ‘Countdown to Kitty Hawk'
To Launch The Wright Flyer Reproduction in Dec. 2003
Flight at Wright Brothers Memorial will be only re-creation to commemorate 100th anniversary of powered flight at Kitty Hawk

Orville Wright
Orville Wright
Collection of Bernard L. Whelan
Courtesy of Mary Anne Whelan
Oscar Brindley
Oscar Brindley & Orville Wright
in a Wright Model G, abt. 1913
Collection of Bernard L. Whelan
Courtesy of Mary Anne Whelan

by Stuart Lutz
     This is a really remarkable collection of rare photographs and documents which will help to dramatise the story of the Wright Brothers. Of special interest are numerous auntheticated signatures of both Wilbur and Orville. The photographs and documents are explained by accompanying text. To visit the site, just click on the title above.
Stuart Lutz is a contributing editor for "Autograph Collector."
He can be reached at StuartKL@aol.com

Wright Brothers Field
Plaque with 119 Names of Flyers Who Trained at Wright Brothers Field
Photo courtesy of J. N. Parmalee

     The name of C. Ando is found on the plaque pictured above among the 119 names of pioneer flyers who trained at the Wright Brothers field at Huffman Prairie. To visit the page which lists all of the flyers, and which displays several photographs of the memorial, just click on:

Orville Wright Signature
Orville Wright's Signature.

This signature comes from a 1928 air mail cover that commemorates the 25th anniversary of his first flight at Kitty Hawk, in 1903.
Courtesy of Roy Nagl
Ancient Aviators Website

Orville Wright
Group portrait in front of glider at Kill Devil Hill.
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 1911
Sitting: Horace Wright, Orville Wright, and Alexander Ogilvie;
Standing: Lorin Wright, and group of journalists, including Van Ness Harwood of the New York World, Berges of the American News Service, Arnold Kruckman of the New York American, Mitchell of the New York Herald, and John Mitchell of the Associated Press;
Library of Congress Collection, 6-17-08

African-American Aviators
City of Flight
by Jim and Wynette Edwards

Since the late 1800s, Chicago has been a mecca for aviation. Chicago's Octave Chanute kept the skies filled with revolutionary gliders and his expertise in aeronautics contributed to the Wright Brothers' success. Chicago: City of Flight tells the story of aviation in the city with exciting chapters on early "birdmen," the birth of Chicago as a major airmail center, the spectacular chills and thrills of international airport and airplane manufacturers, and airlines, such as United Airlines, that were born in the city.
      Later topics include the citys modern aerospace industry and an exclusive look at Chicago's Wright Redux project, members of which designed and manufactured a replica Wright flyer. They plan to fly it over the city on December 17, 2003, in celebration of 100 years of manned, powered flight.

Orville Wright passed away January 30 1948 following a second heart attack.

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