Saturday, March 11, 2006



WRIGHT BROTHERS. . . FIRST IN FLIGHT

Here is an aerial view of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Park. This is the exact spot where the Wright Brothers conducted their flight experiments and actually flew their flying machine for the first time. It is a great place to visit (or to do my regular walking exercise). The best thing is the that it will never be developed. What had been a large undeveloped area around the park, is now quickly filling up with year 'round homes, vacation homes, and summer rentals. The tranquility of the park is so much more appreciated now, too, after the major event of the 100th anniversary of flight, in December 2003. On the big day, December 17, 2003, more than 50,000 people were in the park, including President George Bush. One of the greatest things to watch are the many planes that fly over the monument perched atop Kill Devil Hill and tip their wings in honor of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Your pictures are great! Elizabeth

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