A propeller aircraft is an airplane that is powered by a propeller. A propeller, also known as an airscrew, is made up of small aerofoil blades that are placed around a central hub that spins on an axis aligned to the direction of travel. In 1903, the first successful propeller plane, Wright Flyer I, was designed and flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright, also known as the Wright Brothers. Prop planes tend to experience more turbulence and noise, but are smaller and consume less fuel. Prop planes are still used today by major airlines to complete short regional flights as they are less expensive to maintain and operate. Propeller planes are considered light aircrafts as they have a maximum gross takeoff weight less than 12,500 lbs | 5,670 kg. With uses that range from passenger and freight cargo transportation, to aerial photography, surveying, tourism, skywriting, business jets, and flight training, light propeller aircraft remain popular and practical aircrafts around the world.