Wright Brothers NMem

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“We were lucky enough to grow up in an environment where there was always much encouragement to children to pursue intellectual interests; to investigate whatever aroused curiosity.” - Orville Wright #obx #wrightbrosnps #wrightbrothers #quotestoliveby #quotes #aviation #curious #family
“It wasn’t luck that made them fly; it was hard work and hard common sense; they put their whole heart and soul and all their energy into an idea and they had the faith. Good Lord, I’m a-wondering what all of us could do if we had the faith in our ideas and put all our heart and mind and energy into them like those Wright boys did!” -John T. Daniels, 1927 Wilbur and Orville Wright’s lifelong dream of flying--spurred on by hard work, research and experimentation, and a passionate belief in achieving the impossible--allowed them to prove that human beings could fly. Have you ever had a goal you wanted to achieve or an idea you wanted to make a reality? Were you successful? How did you accomplish your dream? #mondaymotivation #qotd #quotable #WrightBrosNPS
Out of 36 design entries for the Wright Brothers Monument competition, this Art Deco-inspired design by architectural firm Rodgers and Poor was selected on February 14, 1930. #wrightbrosnps #wrightbros #killdevilhills #obx
On Sunday, December 17, 2017, the @firstflightsociety and the @nationalparkservice will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 114th anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered flight. The event takes place at the tent area south of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center parking area. Scheduled events for the day include: 8:30 a.m. – The observance begins with a patriotic musical prelude by the Northeastern High School Band from Elizabeth City, NC. 8:45 a.m. – The formal program will commemorate the Wrights’ achievement. Arthur Lamothe, President of the First Flight Society, will open the program; the Civil Air Patrol, NC and VA Wings will present the colors; Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technology will lead the pledge of allegiance; Graham Outten will lead the National Anthem; and NPS Superintendent David Hallac will welcome guests. Joseph Vazquez, Major General of the Civil Air Patrol and Director of the First Flight Society will introduce the program’s keynote speaker - Brigadier General James R. Cluff, US Air Force, Vice Commander 25th Air Force Joint Base San Antonio-Lakeland Texas. Dr. Tom Crouch, @smithsonian Senior Curator of Aeronautics, will induct Elrey Borge Jeppesen into the First Flight Society’s Paul E. Garber’s First Flight Shrine. Elrey Borge Jeppesen is an aviation pioneer whose "little black book" of notes and hand-drawn diagrams grew into the Jeppesen Airway Manual, which is known and trusted by pilots all over the world. Darrell Collins, former NPS Historian, will speak on Wright brothers’ achievement on December 17, 1903, and preside over the wreath-laying ceremony, which is conducted by descendants of the witnesses of the first flight to honor the Wright brothers. 10:35 a.m. – An aviation flyover by the United States Air Force will pay tribute to the Wright brothers at the documented exact moment of the Wrights’ first flight (weather dependent). The temporary visitor center opens at 9:00 a.m. Park rangers will provide 15-25 minute interpretive talks at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 p.m. #obx #wrightbrosnps #wrightbrothers
"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.
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