In 1903, the Wright Brothers did something that no other human had ever done before. They flew in the air using a heavier- than- air craft. To put it in simpler terms, they flew the first airplane! On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright flew 120 feet staying in the air for about 12 seconds. Wilber had tried flying their machine three days prior, but he could not get control of the machine and crashed the machine shortly after take off.  They then had to repair the machine and three days later Orville made history. The brothers took turns flying it after that first successful flight and they both took two turns that day. The final flight of the day, Wilber flew 852 feet and was in the air for 59 seconds. The picture of the first flight was captured by an employee of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, who was there in case their flight went horribly wrong. These two brothers were pioneers in the field of flight. At Beehive Bow Ties, we are three brothers who are working together to make high- quality bow ties. We hope that we can make a difference just like the Wright Brothers did on that cold and windy December morning.