Wilbur Wright, 1867-1912

4. Wilbur Wright Au Camp D'Auvours

After doubting the accomplishments of the Wright brothers for years, French aeronautical enthusiasts were astonished at the ability of the Wright brothers to fly with complete control as demonstrated by Wilbur in Paris in 1908. Captain Ferber, pioneer French aviator, said of Wilbur, "...without him, I would be nothing." The Wright brothers established the world's first pilot training school at Pau in southern France in 1909. Wilbur Wright died of typhoid fever in May 1912.