Wilbur Wright — American Inventor born on April 16, 1867, died on May 30, 1912

The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. From 1905 to 1907, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible... (wikipedia)

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.