The Birth of Aviation

The Birth of Aviation (HMBGI)

Location: Dayton, OH 45402 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.84', W 84° 11.435'

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In 1899, Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton built a kite to test a revolutionary flight control system, and in 1900, built their first airplane (glider). With promising results, the Wrights built man-carrying gliders and airplanes to refine their ideas. Wind tunnel experiments led to accurate calculations of lift and drag. In 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they made the first sustained, controlled, powered flight in history, lasting 12 seconds. By 1905, the Wright brothers had developed the first practical airplane and the skills to pilot it. The U.S. Army Signal Corps purchased a Wright flyer, the first practical military aircraft, in 1909. Through public demonstrations beginning in 1908, the Wright brothers showed the world the future of aviation.
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HM NumberHMBGI
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number3-57
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, Dayton Section of SAE International, Engineers Club of Dayton, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740652 N 4405339
Decimal Degrees39.76400000, -84.19058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.84', W 84° 11.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 50.40" N, 84° 11' 26.10" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 E Monument Ave, Dayton OH 45402, US
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