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

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

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Sculpture of the Wright brothers' first flight
Sculpture of the Wright brothers' first flight
National Park Service
 

On December 17th, 1903 the Wright Brothers achieved their dream of flight. Since then, people from all over the world have come here to pay homage to that dream. Peruse some of the photographs of the place where the Wright brothers first flew and the visitors who come to experience this special place.

 
We have included some of our favorite photographs of the places, activities, and visitors of Wright Brothers National Memorial in the following galleries. Wright Brothers National Memorial also has an official Flickr site (WrightBrosNPS), which you can follow to keep up with new sights and events from the seashore as we add to our photograph collection.
 

 
Smithsonian 3D Explorer of 1903 Wright Flyer

3D model of the 1903 Wright Flyer

Smithsonian X 3D Explorer

The Smithsonian Institution has created a digital 3D replica of the Wright brothers' 1903 Flyer. You can explore this model on your own, or follow several tours set up by the Smithsonian Institution that provides additional information about the 1903 Flyer.

Explore the model at the Smithsonian X 3D Explorer website.

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