Four Powered Flights

Four Powered Flights (HM6A2)

Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Dare County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 1.212', W 75° 40.091'

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The Wright brothers made four successful sustained powered flights the morning of December 17, 1903. The commemorative granite boulder and replica monorail mark the lift-off point of those four flights, the numbered markers the terminating point.

Since soft sand prohibited launching with conventional wheels, the Wright Flyer was placed on a 60-foot monorail with its landing skids resting on a wheeled truck.

Once the engine started, the Flyer was released and slid down the rail until it gained enough speed to lift into the air.
HM NumberHM6A2
Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 12:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 439793 N 3986395
Decimal Degrees36.02020000, -75.66818333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 1.212', W 75° 40.091'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 1' 12.72" N, 75° 40' 5.46" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1495-1511 Wright Memorial, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, US
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