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Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2013’
Rick Young, 1911 Glider reproduction builder for Soaring 100 Exhibit and First Flight Foundation Director, visits Flight Room at Wright Brothers National Memorial. Notice the difference in the curvature of the rib for the Wright 1902 Glider on display at Wright Brothers and the prototype rib for the 1911 Glider. The one-piece steam bent ribs of the 1902 Glider have straightened out …
What is gray on the outside, pink on the inside, has a star-shaped foot and stands 61 feet high? It is the monument dedicated to the Wright Brothers in a ceremony attended by Orville Wright on November 19, 1932, making it the largest monument ever dedicated to a living person, Wilbur Wright having passed away in 1912. The pylon stands …
Paul and Beth Ann Schneider will attend Soaring 100 festivities October 21-24. They are coming from their home field of Heber City Airport (36U) in Utah. They have already booked accommodations for the week and signed up as Soaring 100 Volunteers.
Outer Banks children’s book author and recipient of the 2011 Land of Beginnings Living Legend Award, Suzanne Tate, will be reading her two Wright inspired books as part of Soaring 100, October 21 – 24, 2011. Soaring 100 is the centennial celebration of Orville Wright’s 1911 world record 9 minute, 45 second gliding (non-powered) flight and the birth of modern soaring. …