The Wright Flyer also known as the Kitty Hawk, Flyer I or the 1903 Flyer made the first sustained flight by a manned heavier-than-air powered and controlled aircraft on December 17th, 1903. Invented and flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright, it marked the beginning of the pioneer era of aviation.

The Wright brothers flew the Wright Flyer four times that day on land now part of the town of Kill Devil Hills, about 4 miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The aircraft was preserved and is now exhibited in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

We decided to make the 1903 Flyer due to the abundance of aerodynamic data available. Being one of the most studied aircraft of all time it was a good fit for a small DCS World project.

Released on the 117th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight we present the 1903 Wright Flyer.


Key Features:

  • External Flight Model (EFM)
  • Detailed, six-degrees-of-freedom cockpit.
  • Interactive cockpit.
  • Immersive PBR textures.
  • French anemometer used by the Wright Bros.
  • Simulated catapult launch.


Updated 12-28-20