Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The First Successful Flight of an Airplane
December 17, 1903, in a machine designed and built by Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright
This tablet was erected by the National Aeronautic Association of the U.S.A. December 17, 1928 to commemmorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of this event
Erected 1928 by National Aeronautic Association of the U. S. A.
Location. 36° 1.192′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Getting Off the Ground (a few steps from this marker); First Flights: December 17th, 1903 (a few steps from this marker); Kill Devil Hills (a few steps from this marker); The First Flight (a few steps from this marker); Commemoration (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The First Flight Four Powered Flights (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Wright Brothers First Flights
Categories. • Air & Space • Notable Events •
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