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Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The 1901 Glider

 
 
The 1901 Glider Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
1. The 1901 Glider Marker
Inscription. "Our first experiments were rather disappointing. The machine ... at times seemed to be entirely beyond control."
Orville Wright in a letter to his sister Katharine, July 28, 1901

The 1901 experiments at Kill Devil Hills were considered a failure. Orville later recalled Wilbur, on the trip back home to Dayton, stating in frustration, "Not within a thousand years would man ever fly!"

 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial.
 
Location. 36° 1.13′ N, 75° 40.121′ W. Marker is in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from Wright Brothers National Monument Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1902 Glider (here, next to this marker); The 1903 Flyer (here, next to this marker); Kill Devil Hills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Flight (about 300 feet away); The Camp (about 300 feet away); The First Successful Flight of an Airplane
The 1901 Glider, 1902 Glider, and 1903 Flyer Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
2. The 1901 Glider, 1902 Glider, and 1903 Flyer Markers
The Wright Brothers National Monument can be seen in the distance.
(about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The First Flight (about 500 feet away); Four Powered Flights (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
 
More about this marker. The main picture on the marker is of "Wilbur (left) and Orville testing the 1901 Glider as a kite."
 
Also see . . .  The Wright Brothers - The 1901 Glider. From the National Air and Space Museum. (Submitted on August 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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