The flight at Kitty Hawk was the first time an engine had been used to lift an aircraft up and power it through the air. The men who built his first powered air craft were the Wright brothers--Orville and Wilbur.It was a biplane (which means it had double wings) with a small four-cylinder engine. The Wright brothers named it the Flyer. Orville was the pilot. He flew the plane for 12 seconds at about 30 miles an hour. This was the first flight of a heavier-than-air machine that took off into the air carrying a person, and moved forward to land at a point as high as that from which it had taken off. Where it landed was important because a plane can glide to a place lower than its starting point. After that,things happened quickly, and in 1919 Alcock and Brown flew an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean, a journey of 1,899 miles.
在Kitty Hawk的飞行是发动机第一次用于使飞机上升以及在空中为飞机提供动力。Wright兄弟，Orville 和Wilbur是制作动力飞机的第一人。这是一架小小的四缸发动双翼飞机（意思是它有双翅膀）。Wright兄弟将这部飞机命名为Flyer。