Category Archive for: ‘Announcements’

The Sculpture

The sculpture was a gift to the centennial and Wright legacy by the state of North Carolina. Sculptor, Stephen H. Smith Wright Brothers First Flight Centennial Memorial Commissioned by the State of North Carolina to celebrate the centennial Anniversary of flight December 17, 1903-2003. The Governor of North Carolina, Michael F. Easley, gifted the sculpture on behalf of the state …

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The Monument, 85th Anniversary, November 19, 2017

In Commemoration Of The Conquest Of The Air By The Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright Conceived By Genius And Achieved Dauntless Resolution And Unconquerable Faith.  The inscription around the base of the pylon atop Big Kill Devil Hill. November 19, 1932, Orville Wright, joined by his family, attended the dedication of the monument to himself and his brother Wilbur, (who …

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1911 Glider Glider Soars at NCMOH

Press Release Wright glider 1911

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1928 25th Anniversary of the First Flight

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NC-OH Joint Advocacy

OH-NC Joint Press Conference

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Soaring 100 -1911 Glider building

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Soaring 100 International Symposium

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Aviation novices, enthusiasts, and professionals enjoyed a diverse program of aviation history developed by Dr. Tom Crouch, Ph.D., Senior Curator, Aeronautics, of the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. Dr. Crouch ,”The Birth of Gliding, Cayley to Lilienthal.” Dr. Bernd Lukasch, Director, Otto-Lilienthal-Museum: “Otto Lilienthal and Sailing Flight” Simine Short, Chair, National Landmark of Soaring, National Soaring Museum: “Octave Chanute …

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WWII Glider Pilot - Still Soaring

WWII Glider Pilot Still Soaring

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Lt. Col. (RET) Al Hulstruck of the US Army WWII Glider Pilots, Silent Wings, joins Soaring 100 with an exhibit that he personally funded, built, and shares with aviation enthusiasts, historians, and the public. Hultruck has the distinction of serving as a US Army Glider Pilot with a Signal Corps Special Operations Group during WWII.  Flight missions included the Normandy Invasion.  …

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Fan Club News!

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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.

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Suzanne Tate Continues Wright Family Ties in Soaring 100

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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. …

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