In this specific case the intent of the asker is pretty clear in my opinion. The direct comparison with the Wright brothers implies powered flight, and in two of the quotes powered flight is even directly mentioned. It is not mentioned in the title and the bolded question summary at the bottom, so people skimming the question might miss it.
In cases where the intent is obvious, but it is formulated in a way that readers might misunderstand, editing the question to make it more clear is the best way.
In many cases I favor that the answerers clear up any ambiguities, the user asking often does not have the necessary knowledge to use more precise terminology or define certain terms. Recent examples would include the questions about race, which is a very difficult and controversial concept.
A case I remember was the question about dying instantly, asking people to supply an arbitrary number to make the question more precise is counterproductive. There were similar cases with nutrition/diet questions where users then supplies arbitrary cutoffs for defining effectiveness of a diet. That does not improve a question, the user just supplies the first number that comes to his mind, which is pretty much useless or even actively harmful.
Asking for clarification is important when the unclear parts significantly affect the answers, if it can be interpreted in multiple ways that would result in different answers.