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People come to #WrightBrothers in all modes of transportation. Instead of coming by car or bus, some even visit the park by personal airplane, landing at the #FirstFlightAirstrip . Pilots today fly at Kitty Hawk, just like Orville and Wilbur. ​#DYK #TIL #WisdomWednesday #findyourpark #obx NPS photo. [image description: A picture of two single engine, single propeller above fuselage civilian airplanes, one being white with a large orange stripe and the other being white with a very thin brown stripe, sitting on black tarmac aircraft parking area fronted by a fence with a NPS sign stating the name of the area as the Wright Brothers National Memorial First Flight Airstrip, with a tree line in the back of the parking area with tall green trees and fronted by a sidewalk and small grassy area.]
Happy National Oceans Month!🏖 Wilbur and Orville Wright travel to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for one reason, to experiment. They are taking advantage of the plentiful wind 💨 to send their gliders flying into the air. They love the wide open sandy landscape that offers both room to work and a soft place to land when returning to earth. An added bonus to the wind and sand is the Atlantic Ocean. Orville and Wilbur are here to work, but that doesn't mean they don't take time to appreciate the breathtaking ocean views. And like many people who visit the beach, the brothers made sure to take some pictures📸 of the beautiful ocean! 🌊 #findyourpark #throwbackthursday #obx Photo Credits: Wilbur and Orville Wright/ National Archives
There are so many activities to choose from when in the Outer Banks, that the options can seem overwhelming. A person can go jet skiing, fishing🎣, hang gliding, or enjoy a simple walk on the beach🏖. When Orville and Wilbur were here experimenting with their gliders and their flying machine they also took the time to explore. They walked the beaches and blazed forest trails🌲, documenting their discoveries on film. What will you find in the #greatoutdoors when you visit? #findyourpark #obx #wrightbrosnps #wrightbrothers #optoutside #nps Photo Credits: Wilbur and Orville Wright/National Archives [Photo 1 is a close up of a crab on a sand background.] Two black and white photos. Photo 2 is of a dense forest with trees lining the left and right side of the photo with down limbs and debris on the forest floor.]
After you see where the #firstflight happened, see it from a new perspective. Come see a sculpture that recreates the historic 1903 flight. This bronze and stainless steel, life-sized flyer is a perfect way to get yourself pictured in the event and a great way to top off an amazing visit to Wright Brothers National Memorial. Will you help launch the flyer with Wilbur or help fly the Flyer with Orville? #obx #wrightbrosnps #nps NPS Photo [image description: Long metal rail laying in sand going forward from viewer to bronze/steel sculpture of vintage aircraft with 2 spinning propellers and bi-wing configuration with pilot laying down next to a small engine all heading into the sun with a coated and hat wearing gentleman helping launch the plane.]
“The National Park Service has the honor of preserving many important sites. From natural landscapes and amazing wildlife, to battlefields, military parks, and historic sites that commemorate and honor the service of Americans. On #MemorialDay , remember the fallen that connect us to our past and commemorate the sacrifice that helped shape our nation today.” (📷 & text: @nationalparkservice )
Hey @daytonaviationnhp — want to go head to head on a #nps sunset 🌅 war? #parksunsetwars #obx #wrightbrosnps #aviationlovers #sunsets
The field of #aviation ✈ has changed in ways Orville and Wilbur Wright may have never imagined. One such advancement is passenger travel. That's not to say the Wrights never thought passenger travel would happen, but the scale might surprise them. On May 14, 1908, 110 years ago, Wilbur made history again when he took his friend and mechanic Charley Furnas for a short ride. Why was this a historic event? Because Charley was the first ever passenger to fly in a plane! Compare the passenger accommodations of the Wrights’ plane next the largest passenger plane in the world, the Airbus A380. The 1905 Flyer 3 had room for two💺💺. Depending on the configuration, the A380 has room for 525 to 853 passengers! How do you think air travel will change in the next 110 years? #findyourpark #onthisday #wrightbrosnps #flying #aviation Image 1 📸 Credit: National Archives Image 2 📸Credit: ©Mark Power / Magnum Photos ​
Rainy days and fog can be fun if you're a goose! The park has had some feathered friends serenading us these past few days. These Canadian Geese are enjoying some history and showing off their flight skills just like the Wright brothers did, how many birds can you spot when you visit? #findyourpark #honk #wildlife #wrightbrosnps #geese #obx
Any #Avengers out there? Wright Brothers National Memorial has a missing member of your party. This E-2C Hawkeye appears to be searching for the rest of his team! Hawkeye has proved difficult to catch so we recommend sending your best to pick him up, Hulk would probably work. The skies here are full of surprises. What will you see when you visit? #findyourpark #avengersinfinitywar #nps #wrightbrosnps
Round of applause for these three "Park Stars" ⭐️⭐️⭐️who completed the Junior Ranger Program at Wright Brothers National Memorial, @fortraleighnps and @capehatterasnps ! 🤩#nationalparkweek #findyourpark #juniorranger
🧘🏽‍♂️🧘🏻‍♀️The National Park Service in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital will be offering a free Yoga class on Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 am at Wright Brothers National Memorial (meet at the white tent). The class will be led by Chelsea Quattrone of Yoga Island. It will feature a mindful, dynamic vinyasa flow for all levels with emphasis on breath and fun. There is no need to sign up in advance, just arrive a few minutes early ready for some yoga! Bring your own yoga mat or towel, sunscreen, and water! #yoga #nationalparkweek #nps #outerbanks #wrightbrosnps #namaste #healthyparkshealthypeople #obx
“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
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