In Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright are ready for their first attempt at powered flight. The two brothers take turns piloting the plane during different trial runs. They eventually fly their powered airplane successfully for 59 seconds.
The Peanuts help the Wright Brothers set up their flyer for another test drive in hopes of beating their past records. One of the Peanuts explains to Charlie Brown how their first flight went and how they decided who would fly first. The Peanuts also explain how the Wright Brothers pilot their glider.
Rita Braver and historian David McCullough discuss the story of the Wright Brothers, who first successfully created and flew the first airplane. They talk about their personal lives, their sister, and the sacrifices they made to make aviation a possibility.