The Wright Flyer was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright brothers. They flew it four times on December 17, 1903, near Kill Devil Hills, about four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Today, the airplane is exhibited in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., and is described as "the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard." The flight of Flyer I as it was also known marked the beginning of the "pioneer era" of aviation.
Length is 10 inches and wingspan is 20 inches