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Friday, December 17, 2010

Anniversary of the First Flight

One hundred and seven years ago today, two bicycle mechanics pieced together a contraption made from wood, wire and cloth and somehow managed to get the thing in the air. The Wright Flyer took off Dec. 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, N.C. The plane remained aloft for 12 seconds and 120 feet.
Today we honor the first flight with the Wright Brothers National Memorial located where the first flight occurred. The 107th celebration allows visitors to gather at the exact site at the exact time as the historic flight to remember, reflect and celebrate this milestone. The daylong anniversary tribute will be held at the site of Wright’s first flight. Visitors to the site experience a replica of the Wright Brothers’ 1903 encampment and majestic, 60-foot tall granite monument perched atop a 90-foot hill that serves a striking and lasting reminder of the important historical achievement that happened on this site a century ago. 
For more information and interesting facts about the Wright brothers and the first flight visit these websites:

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