First Flight
Inside the park visitor center this side view of the replica of the glider shows how the pilot had to lay in order to control it.
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First Flight
A full-scale replica of the aircraft used for the first powered flight in 1903. The visitor center has paintings of famous figures in aviation as well as a gift shop with a good selection of books.
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First Flight
A replica of the glider test flown at Kill Devil Hill by the Wrights before their first powered flight.
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A view from the left side of the replica of the first powered airplane. Note that the propellors were at the rear of the aircraft.
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Self explanatory.
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A placque erected in 1928 commemorating man's first controlled powered flight. The stone on which it is mounted is at the location the airplane took off.
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First Flight
A view from the rear of the rail along which the Wright aircraft went for takeoff. The stone marks the location of the site of the first powered flight. Beyond in the distance can be seen four stones representing where each of the four flights that day ended.
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A view from the site of the first flight back toward Kill Devil Hill and the monument to the flight atop the hill.
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Grandpa Roy tries to photograph a bluebird along his walk to Kill Devil Hill.
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Grandpa Roy looked down from the back side of Kill Devil Hill to see this full-scale sculpture of the very first takeoff as depicted in the famous photograph.
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First Flight
Grandma Bert finally joins Grandpa Roy up Kill Devil Hill after photographing the flight markers noting the end of each of the four flights that day.
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Three of the four markers mark the place the aircraft landed after each flight. The fourth flight far exceed the distance of marker number three.
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The full scale sculpture of the Wright Flyer from the front.
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A 3/4 view of the Flyer sculpture.
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The full-scale sculpture from the rear quarter. Grandma Bert can be seen in the distance reading about the sculpture.
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All the figures were sculpted based on the original or other photographs.
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The monument to the first flight atop Kill Devil Hill.
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A close-up of the monument.
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Sculptures of some of the men who witnessed the first flight on December 17, 1903.
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The sculpture from the rear.
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This part of the sculpture depicts the man who took the historic photograph of the first flight.
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The sculpture of the Flyer from the right rear quarter.
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Sculptures of the men cheering on the aircraft.
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Now!
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This photograph completes our walk-around of the scultpure of the original Wright Flyer on that famous day in history over 100 years ago.
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Grandma Bert made the hike out to photograph the markers denoting where each of the four flights landed.
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Notice the distance increases after each previous flight.
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Orville Wright made the first and third flights that day.
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Notice that the fourth flight went four times further than the third.
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Information about the four flights on the way out to the site of the first flights.
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The monument to the Wright Brothers atop Kill Devil Hill.
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Door to inside the monument. It is locked.
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Bust of Orville Wright at the Kill Devil Hill monument.
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Bust of Wilbur Wright at the Kill Devil Hill monument.
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