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118th Anniversary of Powered Flight

118th Anniversary of Powered Flight
Past Event - Friday, December 17, 2021
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Free Event

On the morning of December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first manned, powered flight in the history of the world.

118th Anniversary of Powered Flight

The first manned, powered flight in the history of the world

On the morning of December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright took turns piloting and monitoring their flying machine in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Orville piloted the first flight that lasted just 12 seconds and 120 feet. On the fourth and final flight of the day, Wilbur traveled 852 feet, remaining airborne for 59 seconds. That morning, the brothers became the first people to demonstrate sustained flight of a heavier-than-air machine under the complete control of the pilot.

Wright Brothers Day 2021-118th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers' First Flight

Join us as we celebrate 118 years of flight in this joint event from Kill Devil Hills, NC and Dayton, OH!
 
Outer Banks Forever and the National Aviation Heritage Area will jointly livestream the ceremonies being held at Dayton Aviation National Historical Park and Wright Brothers National Memorial here on Facebook. The in-person event hosted by the First Flight Society at Wright Brothers National Memorial will begin at 9 a.m. (EST), and the celebration at Dayton Aviation National Historical Park will begin at 10 a.m. (EST).
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    Wright Brothers Memorial Park
    Wright Brothers Memorial Park honors Wilbur and Orville Wright, who invented the airplane in their West Dayton bicycle shop...
  • Event Venue:

    Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
    16 S. Williams St.
    Dayton , OH 45402
    [Get Map]
    Call: 937-225-7705
    National Park Service - Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park is a five-unit park located in and around Dayton, Ohio.

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