The First Flight

The First Flight (HMLDO)

Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Dare County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 1.179', W 75° 40.126'

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"The flight lasted only 12 seconds, but nevertheless the first in the history of the world in which a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into full flight, had sailed forward without reduction of speed, and had finally landed at a point as high as that from which it had started."
Orville Wright, 1903

The first flight, December 17, 1903, 10:35 a.m., 120 feet in 12 seconds. Orville Wright is at the controls, lying prone on the lower wing.

Running alongside to balance the machine on the monorail, Wilbur Wright has just released his hold of the right wing.
Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:19pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 439740 N 3986334
Decimal Degrees36.01965000, -75.66876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 1.179', W 75° 40.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 1' 10.74" N, 75° 40' 7.56" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 Wright Memorial, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, US
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