Wright Brothers - Museum of FlyingThe Wright Flyer was the first heavier than air powered aircraft to take flight. The Wright Flyer used a canard biplane design with a pusher engine. It made its first flight on December 17, 1903 traveling 120 feet in 12 seconds. Our Wright Flyer is a replica built by 20th Century Fox as a movie prop for “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”