Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The 1902 Glider
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.
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 1901 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); Getting Off the Ground (about 300 feet The Camp (about 300 feet away); Commemoration (about 300 feet away); First Flights: December 17th, 1903 (about 400 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 . . . The Wright Brothers - The 1902 Glider. From the National Air and Space Museum. A replica of the glider is on exhibit in the Museum in Washington, D.C. (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 910 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.