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The First Flight Parkland

The first runway is now marked out in concrete, leading towards the towering Kill Devil Hill and the original memorial. A 19 ton granite boulder marks where the machine first took to the skies in short hops – four granite markers from the boulder with numbers and inscriptions show how far the plane flew for the first four flights – the first three are close by, and easily seen, showing the short distance of those initial flights. 188 more words

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The Wright Brothers' first flight

On December 17, 1903, at 10:30 am at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, this airplane arose for a few seconds to make the first powered, heavier-than-air controlled flight in history.

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Three To View In The Sky (2014)

1. Moon.
2. Stars.
3. Wright brothers in action.
More than birds in the air-
During this flight affair.


December 17th - News Items

It isn’t news as such, but I couldn’t allow December 17th to pass unrecorded on an aviation related blog. 111 years ago today the Wright Brothers made their historic flight at the Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. 232 more words


Kill Devil Hill

We drove back north, doing good time and slowing to take a few photos here and there. Our goal was to return to Nag’s Head and Kill Devil Hill before the First Flight Park closed. 267 more words

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Wright Brothers Honored At 111th First Flight Anniversary [Video / Photo Gallery]

The First Flight Society and the National Park Service continued the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 111th anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air powered flight at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills earlier today, December 17. 156 more words

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When Is the Anniversary of the First Flight? The Answer's Not So Easy

In North Carolina — as in most of the world — Wednesday will be commemorated as the 111th anniversary of flight. After all, on Dec. 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright got off the ground in North Carolina, … 452 more words