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

Field for Flight

 
 
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.  "Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so that we could discover them!!"
Orville Wright, June 7, 1903
 
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 June 7, 1903.
 
Location. 36° 1.212′ N, 75° 40.091′ 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. Four Powered Flights (here, next to this marker); The First Flight (within shouting distance of this marker); Wind, Sand, & Isolation (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Away From Home (within shouting distance of this marker); First Flights: December 17th, 1903 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camp
Field for Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 13, 2010
2. Field for Flight Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Commemoration (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Successful Flight of an Airplane (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
 
More about this marker. The picture on the marker is of, "The 1903 Wright Flyer before the December 17, 1903 first successful powered flight."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,582 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina.

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