First Flight The world changed at 10:35 AM, on December 17, 1903 on the north side of Kill Devil Hill, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It was at that moment that the Wright Brother’s "Wright Flyer", with Orville Wright at the controls, lifted off in sustained, controlled flight. This first heavier-than-air flight traveled a mere one hundred twenty feet, and lasted only twelve seconds.
December 17, 1903: Orville Wright pilots the Wright Flyer in the first successful flight of a powered heavier-than-air flying machine at Kitty Hawk, NC. This first flight lasted 12 seconds and covered 36 m (120 ft). Wilbur Wright is pictured at right.
The study’s conclusion recommends that companies work to close that perception gap between leadership and employees and also build both top-down and bottom-up cultures of innovation, examine innovation at every corporate level, “ignite innovation action,” and work tirelessly at continually improving communication. It adds four steps companies can take immediately. They h