1. The Wright Brothers Started It All:
Fascinated by the toy helicopter and it mechanics based on a design by the French aeronautical pioneer Alphonse Pénaud, brought to them by their father, Wilbur and Orville would develop a lifelong love of aeronautics and flying. Always working on different mechanical projects and keeping up with scientific research, the Wright brothers closely followed the research of German aviator Otto Lilienthal. When Lilienthal died in a glider crash, the brothers decided to start their own experiments with flight. Determined to develop their own successful design, Wilbur and Orville headed to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, known for its strong winds.