Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The 1901 Glider
Orville Wright in a letter to his sister Katharine, July 28, 1901
The 1901 experiments at Kill Devil Hills were considered a failure. Orville later recalled Wilbur, on the trip back home to Dayton, stating in frustration, "Not within a thousand years would man ever fly!"
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1902 Glider (here, next to this marker); The 1903 Flyer (here, next to this marker); Kill Devil Hills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Flight (about 300 feet away); The Camp (about 300 feet away); The First Successful Flight of an Airplane The First Flight (about 500 feet away); Four Powered Flights (about 500 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 "Wilbur (left) and Orville testing the 1901 Glider as a kite."
Also see . . . The Wright Brothers - The 1901 Glider. From the National Air and Space Museum. (Submitted on August 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 952 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.