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The First Successful Flight of an Airplane

 
 
The First Successful Flight of an Airplane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
1. The First Successful Flight of an Airplane Marker
Inscription.
was made from this spot by
Orville Wright
December 17, 1903, in a machine designed and built by Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright

This tablet was erected by the National Aeronautic Association of the U.S.A. December 17, 1928 to commemmorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of this event
 
Erected 1928 by National Aeronautic Association of the U. S. A.
 
Location. 36° 1.192′ N, 75° 40.126′ 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. Kill Devil Hills (a few steps from this marker); The First Flight (a few steps from this marker); The Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The First Flight (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Powered Flights (within shouting distance of this marker); Field for Flight (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1901 Glider (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 1902 Glider (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceNotable Events
 
The First Successful Flight of an Airplane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
2. The First Successful Flight of an Airplane Marker
Marker Dedication Photo image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
3. Marker Dedication Photo
Orville Wright and Senator Hiram Bingham of Connecticut, then president of the National Aeronautics Association, pose by the permanent stone marker after the unveiling ceremonies, December 17, 1928.
The First Successful Flight of an Airplane Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1955
4. The First Successful Flight of an Airplane Marker
This photograph was contributed by Mike Dalton, seen next to the marker in July 1955.
Numbered markers identify four flights that day. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
5. Numbered markers identify four flights that day.
View is from the commemorative boulder looking roughly northward. The first flight marker is in the immediate foreground. The fourth flight marker can barely be seen in the far center of the picture.
The First Successful Flight of an Airplane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 11, 2012
6. The First Successful Flight of an Airplane Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,330 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on .   5. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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