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

The 1902 Glider

 
 
The 1902 Glider Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
1. The 1902 Glider Marker
Inscription.  
"Our new machine is a very great improvement over anything we had built before and over anything any one has built."
Letter from Wilbur Wright to his father, October 2, 1902

The Wrights' experiments with the successful 1902 Glider solved most of the problems in achieving stability, lift and control, and set the course for the 1903 first powered flight. Their basic paten was on the control mechanisms of this glider.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceNotable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is October 2, 1850.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1901 Glider (here, next to this marker); The 1903 Flyer (here, next to this marker); Kill Devil Hills
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Flight (about 300 feet away); Getting Off the Ground (about 300 feet away); The Camp (about 300 feet away); Commemoration (about 300 feet away); Home Away From Home (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
 
More about this marker. The main picture on the marker was taken as "Wilbur makes a right turn in 1902 Glider."
 
Also see . . .  1902 Wright Glider. Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company website entry (Submitted on February 7, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The 1902 Wright Glider image. Click for full size.
via National Air and Space Museum, 1903
2. The 1902 Wright Glider
The 1901 Glider, 1902 Glider, and 1903 Flyer Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
3. The 1901 Glider, 1902 Glider, and 1903 Flyer Markers
The Wright Brothers National Monument can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,039 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on February 7, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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