Wright Brothers National Memorial Webmaster
Photo by Greg Reed
Wright Brothers National Memorial commemorates the Wright Brothers who in 1900 chose the Outer Banks to conduct a series of experiments that resulted in the world’s first heavier than air, powered controlled flight on December 17, 1903. These 12 seconds changed the world. The Wright Brothers story shows how hard work, determination and a dream became something real – and because these brothers did not give up – flying – controlled flying – became a reality.
It is also a story about the people in the Outer Banks who helped the Wright Brothers achieve this goal; the men of the Coast Guard, children and adults, who supported the Wright Brothers during these scientific experiments – learning and being educated along this tremendous journey. And the legacy continues today as we celebrate the Wright Brothers and all they have given the world – not only aviation, but also you can make a dream, an inspiration come true.
Come see the place where the First Flight took place, where the Wright Brothers hard work became more than a dream. The Flying Machine.