Orville Wright Didn’t Have a Pilot License
It turns out he didn’t need one.
Orville and Wilbur Wright didn’t have pilot licenses when they made their historic flight in 1903.
When pilot licenses came out in 1927, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Aeronautics, William MacCracken Jr. offered the first one to Orville, even waiving the fee and exam. Wright declined. He said that he no longer flew and he…