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

Field for Flight

 
 
The First Successful Flight of an Airplane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
1. The First Successful Flight of an Airplane Marker
Inscription. "Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so that we could discover them!!"
Orville Wright, June 7, 1903
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial.
 
Location. 36° 1.212′ N, 75° 40.091′ 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. Four Powered Flights (here, next to this marker); The First 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The First Flight (about 300 feet away); The 1901 Glider (about 500 feet away); The 1902 Glider (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
 
More about this marker. The picture on the marker is of, "The 1903 Wright Flyer before
Field for Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 13, 2010
2. Field for Flight Marker
the December 17, 1903 first successful powered flight."
 
Categories. Air & SpaceNotable Events
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,453 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.
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