The Wright Brothers are famous for being the Pioneers of Aviation after they achieved the first powered, sustained and controlled airplane flight on Dec. 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. They were not the first people to build and fly experimental aircraft, but the brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight a reality. The three-axis aerodynamic controls allowed the plane to roll, pitch, and yaw. The brothers also learned the piloting skills that were needed to use these controls effectively.