All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘First Flight’

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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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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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113th Commemoration of the First Flight

113th Commemoration of the First Flight by Wilbur and Orville Wright Wright Brothers National Memorial December 17, 2016 9:00 am Free Admission to WBNM Also Celebrating The Centennial of the National Park Service and The Centennial of United States Coast Guard Aviation Keynote Speaker Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard 2016 Inductees to the Paul E. Gerber First …

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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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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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CBS Sunday Morning (video), The Wright Brothers

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Five Wright Facts to Know (video) by David McCullough

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Wright Brothers Mini-Series

We are pleased that American film icon and friend of American History, Tom Hanks is working with HBO to produce a mini-series based on The Wright Brothers, the latest classic in the making by two time Pulitzer winner, David McCullough.    

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April Aviation Highlights

April 6, 1912   Harriet Quimby is the first woman to fly across the English Channel. April 39, 1917 Pacific Aero Products changes its name to Boeing Aircraft Co.  President-William E. Boeing April 20, 1930 Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh set a transcontinental speed record from Los Angeles to New York in 14 hours, 45 minutes. April 8, 1931   Amelia Earhart …

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Centennial Exhibits Find New Home

We are pleased that exhibits from the 2003 Centennial, The Event of the Century, and Soaring 100 are now on permanent loan and exhibit at The NC Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC.  The exhibits were on exhibit for 10 years in the First Flight Centennial Pavilions at Wright Brothers National Memorial.  The pavilions, temporary facilities, have been removed.  Some exhibits …

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