Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The First Flight
Orville Wright, 1903
The first flight, December 17, 1903, 10:35 a.m., 120 feet in 12 seconds. Orville Wright is at the controls, lying prone on the lower wing.
Running alongside to balance the machine on the monorail, Wilbur Wright has just released his hold of the right wing.
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical date for this entry is December 17, 1753.
Location. 36° 1.179′ 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. 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 Kill Devil Hills (here, next to this marker); Getting Off the Ground (here, next to this marker); Commemoration (a few steps from this marker); The First Successful Flight of an Airplane (a few steps from this marker); First Flights: December 17th, 1903 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Away From Home (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The First Flight (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,385 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on June 18, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.