1905 Wright Flyer III

1905 Wright Flyer III (HMDOR)

Location: Dayton, OH 45402 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 45.842', W 84° 11.41'

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This sculpture represents the third Flyer that the Wright Brothers constructed to continue their flying experiments at Huffman Prairie, east of Dayton, within the boundaries of what is now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Flyer is piloted by Wilbur Wright while his brother Orville watches from the ground. With this Flyer, which Orville considered the most important of the Flyers that the brothers built, they learned to control their aircraft and made practical manned flight a reality. In 1947 Orville Wright assisted in the salvage and reconstruction of the original Wright Flyer III, which is on display at the Carillon Historical Park in Dayton.Dedicated May 2001Larry Godwin, Sculptor
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HM NumberHMDOR
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Year Placed2001
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:27pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740687 N 4405344
Decimal Degrees39.76403333, -84.19016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.842', W 84° 11.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 50.52" N, 84° 11' 24.60" 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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