History teaches us that Wright brothers invented and build the world's first successful airplane. They accomplished their feat in California on December 17,1903. Their flight lasted for 37 seconds.
No one knows our own pioneer from Mumbai, Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, made an aircraft and had flown it eight years earlier in 1895. His craft called 'Marutsakha'(Friend of the Winds) flew unmanned for a few minutes and came down.