NEWS: You too can fly a Wright aircraft. The glider we built in 2003 is now available in Kitty Hawk NC. The story is featured:

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The Wright Experience™
Discovering the Secrets of the Wright Brothers to Inspire a New Generation

Join us in documenting the discovery of aviation and the process of innovation

The flying machines built and tested by Orville and Wilbur Wright during a period of little more than a decade are singular examples of the process of innovation. Now, a century later, the Wright Experience™ goes through the same research and development processes, uses the same materials, and flies exact reproductions of the Wright Flyers. Thus the Wright Experience™ is documenting one of the most profound breakthroughs of civilization.

Here is what we know so far about the birth of aviation. Here you can learn about science, technology, engineering, math, problem solving, history and more. It's all the legacy of the Wright Brothers and the Wright Experience™. Join us!


Inside Stories

about propellers + Wind Tunnels + Fabric + Engine No. 3 + an amazing and growing number of others that provide education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).


The Chronology


The Wright Brothers invented aviation during the first decade of the 20th century. The Wright Experience™ began reproducing and preserving the legacy in 1992. This new timeline presents the highlights.

Enjoy every detail

Full coverage of the 2003 Centennial

All the Wright stuff including movies of this famous flyer.

Meet the team

The Wright Experience™

The who, what, where, when and why of this extraordinary organization.

Group Picture

Find out how

You can be involved

There are many ways to share the Wright Experience™. Tell us about your photographs, anecdotes and artifacts. Make a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)(3) foundation. Commission a model. Visit the museums where our models live. Subscribe to our e-newsletter (coming soon).


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