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"The engine is the heart of the airplane but the pilot is its soul." - Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh ❤️🌈#wrightbrosnps #nps #fly #quotes
@kittyhawkkites is out here with stunt kites and their reproduction 1902 Glider! Stop by for a lesson and to see the Glider up close! #nationalaviationday #wrightbrosnps #outerbanks #obx
In celebrating National Aviation Day, the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40- Airwolves are in the park with their MH-60R multi mission helicopter. They carry out anti-surface warfare, undersea warfare, and search and rescue. #nationalaviationday #wrightbrosnps #obx #outerbanks #airwolves #navy
Don't miss the Wright Brothers bronzed and brought to life for National Aviation Day! Presented by @theouterbanks & @imaginecircus #NationalAviationDay #wrightbrosnps #outerbanks #obx #findyourpark
"Some day Congress will erect a monument here to these Wrights." Byron R. Newton, 1908 In 1908, five years after the historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, the Wright Brothers returned to the Outer Banks to test a new version of their airplane. Reporters hid nearby to watch the brothers fly. Reporter Byron R. Newton's prediction about the Wrights came true 19 years later when Congress established the area as a national memorial. #WrightBrothers #FindYourPark #quotable #qotd #wrightbrosnps #obx #outerbanks
“I like to think about it now; I like to think about that first airplane the way it sailed off in the air at Kill Devil Hills that morning, as pretty as any bird you ever laid your eyes on. I don’t think I ever saw a prettier sight in my life.” -John T. Daniels said in 1927 reflecting on the Wrights' first flight made on December 17, 1903. #WrightBrothers #quotable #qotd #wrightbrosnps #outerbanks #obx #firstflight #nps
What kind of living conditions would you live in to achieve your dreams? “The sea has washed and the wind as blown millions and millions of loads of sand up in heaps along the coast, completely covering houses and forests.” -Orville Wright to his sister, October 14, 1900 #wrightbrosnps #wrightbrothers #outerbanks #obx
This First Flight Junior Ranger has earned over 45 junior ranger badges from parks across the country. With a bright future ahead of her, like all of our Junior Rangers, we often wonder how will their generation impact the world... 🌎 #wrightbrosnps #juniorranger #findyourpark #wrightbrothers #outerbanks #OBXranger #obx
“History is like a mirror, it can only look back, but there is great value in pausing to look back for only with a great appreciation of where we have been can we ever hope to understand where we are headed.” - Neil Armstrong • • Reflect on the moments that have shaped your life, where are you headed? #wrightbrosnps #nps #history #obx #outerbanks #wrightbrothers
This #OBXranger can't wait to see all of the #NPS sites in the Outer Banks! @wrightbrosnps @fortraleighnps @capehatterasnps Tag us in your #OBXranger photos! #findyourpark #wrightsbrosnps #parkranger
From the moon 48 years ago, the world watched as Neil Armstrong declared, "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. 🌕 July 20, 1969, just 66 years after the Wright brother’s historic flight at Kitty Hawk, a large crowd gathered at the Wright Brothers National Memorial to view this historic event live on television as Apollo XI landed on the surface of the moon. As Neil Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface he carried with him in his Personal Preference Kit a small piece of fabric and wood from the original 1903 Wright Flyer. If you watched the lunar landing, what memories do you have? Where do you think we will go next? 🚀 #lunarlanding #nasa #moon #outerbanks #obx #wrightbrosnps #wrightbrothers #space #neilarmstrong
"The rain has descended in such torrents as to make a lake for miles about our camp.” Orville Wright wrote in a letter to his sister Katharine in 1903. With all of the recent rain in the Outer Banks, we seem to have our own puddles that seem like lakes forming! Tag us in your rainy day pictures at Wright Brothers National Memorial. ☔️#wrightbrosnps #outerbanks #obx #rainyday
Test the winds of Kitty Hawk just like Wilbur & Orville through flying a kite. The Wright Kite program takes place Tuesday- Thursday from 9-11 am (weather dependent) come to the park to fly one of our kites or bring your own! #wrightbrothers #wrightkite #kiteflying #kites #findyourpark #obx #outerbanks
Dark clouds are rolling in at Wright Brothers National Memorial. When planning a visit to the park, be prepared to be outside and check the weather before you arrive.
Seasons Greetings from Wright Brothers National Memorial! May your holidays be merry and bright! #happyholidays #wrightbrothers #nps #findyourpark
While neither Wilbur nor Orville died in a plane crash, of of their passengers did. On September 17, 1908, Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge died at Fort Meyer, Viriginia. A faulty propeller caused the crash. Orville, the pilot, sustained life-threatening injuries. #WrightBrothers #NationalMemorial #NationalPark #Flight #Safety #OrvilleWright
It might have taken a little while, but this curious visitor showed up to one of the summer first flight tours! #WrightBrothers #NationalMemorial #NationalPark #RangerProgram #Turtle #OuterBanks #OBX
With the approach of Tropical Storm Hermine, we are taking a look back at a previous summer storm, which dramatically rolled in over the brothers' flight path. Remember, when the weather turns stormy, head indoors. Here's hoping #Hermine moves by with little impact. #WrightBrothers #NationalMemorial #NationalPark #Weather #OuterBanks #OBX
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