The 1901 Glider

The 1901 Glider (HM6JG)

Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Dare County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 1.13', W 75° 40.121'

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"Our first experiments were rather disappointing. The machine ... at times seemed to be entirely beyond control."
Orville Wright in a letter to his sister Katharine, July 28, 1901

The 1901 experiments at Kill Devil Hills were considered a failure. Orville later recalled Wilbur, on the trip back home to Dayton, stating in frustration, "Not within a thousand years would man ever fly!"
HM NumberHM6JG
Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 439747 N 3986244
Decimal Degrees36.01883333, -75.66868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 1.13', W 75° 40.121'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 1' 7.80" N, 75° 40' 7.26" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 238-260 Wright Memorial, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, US
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