Wright Brothers National Memorial

Tuesday, 31st January 2006 by

The Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk commemorates the first successful powered flight, which was achieved by the two brothers here on December 17th 1903.

The straight dirt path going from the main memorial to the NNW leads directly to the marker for the launch-point of the first flight (at the end of the path near the two dark structures). So that pilots can visit the memorial there is a modern runway to the west and it's common for those flying past to dip their wings to the memorial out of respect for the innovators.

Thanks: jadam, Raymond Kallman, Joe McMahon, Chris, Adrian Likins, Tim, Patrick Howard, Chris Wesley, Scott K, Kevin Nutt, Andrew Cembor