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Bird Strikes The economic loss from wildlife strike over a 23-year period, 1990-2012, totaled $696 million in the US for civil aviation. This estimate is not adjusted for inflation, reported strikes without costs reported, and non-reported strikes. FAQ’s When was the first bird strike reported? 1905, reported by Orville Wright Who reports wildlife strikes? Most bird strikes are reported by …
The North Carolina Museum of History will debut a new exhibit in its permanent North Carolina exhibit Dec. 17, 2016. The exhibit will be located under the museum’s 1903 Wright Flyer reproduction. The backdrop sets the theme of life in Kitty Hawk when the Wrights were conducting their glider and flyer experiments. The exhibit extends the museum’s work on the …
The National Park Service has awarded its highest civilian honor, Honorary Park Ranger, to David McCullough. The award is bestowed for exceptional contributions. McCullough is a two time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. McCullough’s most recent book, The Wright Brothers, continues as a best seller.
David McCullough will receive the National Aviation Hall of Fame Combs-Gates Award for the award winning book, The Wright Brothers. We are thrilled that the legacy of Wilbur and Orville Wright continues to soar and inspire.
August 19th is National Aviation Day. This day, is also Orville Wright’s birthday! Celebrate National Aviation Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial. Free admission at WBNM. 2016 is the centennial for the National Park Service and US Coast Guard Aviation. All-Day Activities: Junior Ranger Program: Kids can pick-up a junior ranger booklet, learn about the Wright brothers to complete the activities, and …
We are “sky high” to report the missing/lost patent documents of the Wright Flying Machine have been found and will return to public display. Patent Found https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/lost-plans-for-wright-brothers-flying-machine-found-after-36-years/2016/04/02/e526fd56-f6b2-11e5-9804-537defcc3cf6_story.html
Igor Sikorsky’s Sikorsky R-4 took its first flight January 13, 1942. This American two-place helicopter had a single, three blade main rotor powered by a radial engine. Originally, this was the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300. Once modified, it became the world’s first mass produced helicopter. An exhibit including Sikorsky and Orville Wright can be found in the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, …