All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Aviation’

The Wrights At LeMans

Wrights World Debut

This day, August 8, 1908, as today in 2020, was a Saturday.  On this day, August 8, 1908, Wilbur Wright flew at the Les Hunaudieres Race Course in Le Mans, France, his first of nine flights over the next few days. And as we say in 2020, the crowd went wild. Wilbur dispelled the disbelief. He shared in a letter …

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WBNM 2020 America’s Summer Virtual Road Trip

Wright Brothers National Memorial is one of 12 sites you can tour virtually August 1, 2020. 12 Hours of incredible American history and scenery. https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/#sites

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Innovators of Aviation Showcase

Innovators of Aviation Showcase On December 14th and 15th see history come to life at the Innovators of Aviation Showcase. Watch replicas of the Lilienthal Biplane and 1902 Wright Gliders soar side-by-side over the sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, NC. Otto Lilienthal began his first test flights in 1891 on an artificial hill that he …

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WBNM Visitor Center 2018 to the Future

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The 1903 Wright Flyer Returns to WBNM

Wright Brothers National Memorial, WBNM, welcomes its 1903 Wright Flyer “home” as the visitor center exhibit installation and building rehabilitation enters the home stretch toward the Grand Re-opening October 20, 2018. The visitor center re-opens October 20th 9:00 am-5:00 pm (WBNM park operating hours) after a two year, $5.5 million, rehabilitation that included electrical, HVAC, and plumbing work adhering to …

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Taking Off-First Flight Live Stream

The First on the First!  December 1st, First Friday in Downtown Raleigh, our own Night at the Museum, Darrell Collins shared two First Flight programs. Collins shared the Wright story and the North Carolina Aviation story and made paper airplanes with 2,200 North Carolina school in 33 counties via live stream video.  Now that is a good day at school! …

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December 17, 2017 Commemoration

The 114th Commemoration of the First Flight- Sunday, December 17, 2017. Event Details and Schedule Location: The Tent south of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center (closed for renovation). All fees are waived for the day.  Park Hours 8:00-5:00 pm. The temporary visitor center/gift shop opens 9:00 am. 8:30 a.m. – Patriotic musical prelude by the Northeastern High School …

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WBNM Represents North Carolina- Light Art Grand Tour USA

50 States, 50 Monuments: Light Art Grand Tour USA, www.grandtour-usa.com and www.hofstetter.la

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Wright Brothers National Memorial Hosting Light Art Event

News Release Date: September 26, 2017 Contact: Sarah Blizzard Merrill, 252-475-9033 On Sunday October 1, 2017, Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter will illuminate Wright Brothers Monument as part of his Light Art Grand Tour USA. This special event is open to the public and admission to the park grounds is free from 5 to 10 pm. Schedule of Events: 5:30 …

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WWII Aircraft coming to RDU

NCDOT Release  September 22, 2017 RALEIGH –  Something special is coming to Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Oct. 19 for the public to experience – four genuine, still-flying World War II aircraft. The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation and the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority are proud to announce that the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour will be making a …

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