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Greetings from Kitty Hawk!

This Monday, December 17, marks the 115th anniversary of the first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. We are all familiar with the iconic image of the Wright Flyer in flight with Wilbur Wright running alongside at Kill Devil Hills. … Continue reading

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Flying Stories from Phoenix, Arizona, December 14-17, 2017

On Saturday, December 16, I was privileged to be the speaker for the annual Wright Brothers Anniversary of Flight Dinner for the Phoenix Wing of the American Aviation Historical Society in Phoenix, Arizona. While there, I visited WWII veteran, Ole … Continue reading

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December 17, 1903: “Success Four Flights…”

At 10:35 a.m. on December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers achieved the impossible, the first powered flight. On the first attempt, Orville would fly a distance of 120 feet in 12 seconds. The brothers would go on to make 3 … Continue reading

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