Wright Brothers National MemorialAfter four years of scientific research and rigorous experimentation, and with their 1903 Flyer on the rail, the Wrights are set to fly. In unison, they each pull down on a propeller. The engine roars to life and the propellers whip through the air; only a restraining wire keeps the flyer in place. Orville climbs onto the machine and positions himself into the hip-cradle. He releases the restraining wire and the machine slowly moves forward. Wilbur runs alongside to steady the machine. After traveling 40 feet down the rail, the flyer lifts into the air, launching the Age of Flight.
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 439737 N 3986340|
|Decimal Degrees||36.01970000, -75.66880000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 1.182', W 75° 40.128'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 1' 10.92" N, 75° 40' 7.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Wright Memorial, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, US|
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