• The iconic first flight of the Wright brothers in their 1903 Wright Flyer

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

National Public Lands Day at Wright Brothers NM

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Date: October 12, 2011
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

National Park Service staff of the Outer Banks Group, along with a volunteer from Manteo High School, recently participated in a belated National Public Lands Day event at Wright Brothers National Memorial. The voluntary clean-up, a concerted effort by park staff to prepare the grounds of the Memorial for several special events to take place later in October, had previously been scheduled for late September but was postponed due to excessive rain.

Did You Know?

First passenger flight 1908, credit: Library of Congress

The world’s first passenger flight took place at Kitty Hawk on May 14, 1908. Wilbur Wright flew the plane and Charles Furnas, a mechanic, was the passenger. Orville and Furnas then made a flight together of over 2 miles.