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.
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 1902 Glider (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 The First Successful Flight of an Airplane (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 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 "The 1903 Flyer on the launching track prior to an unsuccessful attempt at powered flight on December 14, 1903."
Also see . . . The Wright Brothers - The First Successful Flight. 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 1,004 times since then. 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 of Killen, Usa. 6. submitted on August 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.