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

The First Flight

 
 
The First Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 31, 1995
1. The First Flight Marker
Inscription. The First Flight-From a 60-foot wooden track laid on these sands Orville Wright rose into the wind on the morning of December 17, 1903. It was the first time in history that “a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into the air in full flight, had sailed forward without reduction of speed, and had finally landed at a point as high as that from which it started.” The flight lasted about twelve seconds.
 
Location. 36° 1.2′ N, 75° 40.086′ W. Marker is in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker is on North Croatian Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 North Croatian Highway, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Four Powered Flights (within shouting distance of this marker); Field for Flight (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Successful Flight of an Airplane (within shouting distance of this marker); Kill Devil Hills (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The First Flight
The First Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 31, 1995
2. The First Flight Marker
Markers indicating the length of the first flight.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The 1901 Glider (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 1902 Glider (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
 
The First Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 31, 1995
3. The First Flight Marker
Replica of the first airplane located in the Visitor Center
The First Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 31, 1995
4. The First Flight Marker
National Park Passport Cancellation Stamp-Wright Brothers National Memorial commemorates the site of the first sustained flight in a heavier-than-air machine made here by Wilbur and Orville Wright on December 17, 1903. The 60-foot tall granite shaft perched atop Kill Devil Hill salutes one of the greatest achievements of the 20th Century.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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