The First Flight

The First Flight (HM16GL)

Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Dare County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 1.2', W 75° 40.086'

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The First Flight-From a 60-foot wooden track laid on these sands Orville Wright rose into the wind on the morning of December 17, 1903. It was the first time in history that "a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into the air in full flight, had sailed forward without reduction of speed, and had finally landed at a point as high as that from which it started." The flight lasted about twelve seconds.
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HM NumberHM16GL
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 9:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 439800 N 3986373
Decimal Degrees36.02000000, -75.66810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 1.2', W 75° 40.086'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 1' 12.00" N, 75° 40' 5.16" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112-168 Wright Memorial, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, US
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