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Wright Brothers Flyer

Have you ever wondered what's the Wright Way to Make a Paper Aeroplane? Now you can impress all your friends with this model of the first powered plane to ever stay in the air.

Part of an instructional diagram on how to make a model bi-plane.

Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the lifesize version of this plane 260 metres in December 1903.

But they weren't the first humans to fly. In fact, in 1783 the Montgolfier Brothers proved it was possible for human and animal life to fly through the air - in a hot air balloon.

Find out more about the History of Flight.

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