All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Aviation’

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National Aviation Day 2017

Established in 1939 by President Franklin D. Rosevelt, National Aviation Day is celebrated August 19th, the birthday of Orville Wright.  National Aviation Day recognizes the work of Wilbur and Orville Wright and the continued development and advancement of aviation. At Wright Brothers National Memorial we have a full day of events SCHEDULED. In Dayton, OH-(AP) – The National Museum of the …

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The Wright Brothers at NC Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History debuted the new exhibit, The Wright Brothers, Dec. 17, 2016, in the permanent exhibit of North Carolina. The exhibit tells the Wright North Carolina story of 1900-1903, 1908, and 1911, and the monument construction at Wright Brothers National Memorial. The National Park Service has loaned the museum airfoils and bicycle chains from the Wright machines …

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Air Safety-Bird/Wildlife Strikes

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 …

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Wright Exhibit Debuts Dec. 17th at NC Museum of History

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 …

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NPS names McCullough Honor

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.

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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.

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2016 National Aviation Day at WBNM

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 …

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AOPA Fly-Ins 2016

Always a great time!  Fly. Volunteer.  Meet/Greet/Mingle.  And Don’t Forget the Pancakes! May 21st   Michael J Smith Field (KMRH)    Beaufort, NC Aug. 20th Bremerton National Airport (KPWT)  Bremerton, WA Sept. 17th WK Kellogg Airport (KBTL) Battle Creek, MI Oct. 1st      Ernest A. Love Field (KPRC) Prescott, AZ

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December Aviation History

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 …

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September Aviation Notes

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 …

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