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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, …
December marks numerous aviation milestones. December 1892-The Wright brothers open their first bicycle shop. December 8, 1903-Samuel P. Langley’s Aerodrome, piloted by Charles Manley, crashes into the Potomac River. December 17, 1903-The Wright Flyer takes off at 10:35 am for the world’s first powered, manned, controlled, sustained, heavier than air, flight for 12 seconds and 120 ft. December 27, 1906-French …
September 25, 1903 The Wright brothers arrive in kitty Hawk, NC, to prepare for their historic flight. September 15, 1904 Orville Wright makes the first turn with an airplane. Wilbur makes the first circle five days later. September 23, 1911 The first air mail in the U.S. was carried by Eagle Ovington. September 2, 1916 Airplanes communicate via radio for …