Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The 1903 Flyer
Orville Wright, diary D. December 14, 1903
Determined to achieve powered flight before returning to Dayton, the Wright brothers focused on the assembly of the Flyer. A cracked propeller shaft, constant repairs to the machine, and lack of winds delayed their trials at powered flight.
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 & Space • Notable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is December 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 1902 Glider (here, next to this marker); Kill Devil Hills 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 is of "The 1903 Flyer on the launching track prior to an unsuccessful attempt at powered flight on December 14, 1903."
Also see . . . 1903-The First Flight. Wright Brothers National Memorial entry (Submitted on January 31, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,219 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 6. submitted on August 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.