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First Flight Centennial Celebration
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. – The spirit of the Wright brothers was alive on the 100th anniversary of their first flight.
Around 12:30 p.m. today Dr. Kevin Kochersberger took controls of the world’s most
accurate 1903 Wright Flyer reproduction for a reenactment of Orville Wright’s first flight. However,
the engine RPM was lower than expected due to the wet weather. The wind speed also dropped
as the Flyer maneuvered down the 200-foot rail. The hopes of a second attempt at 3:45 p.m. also
were dashed by low winds on the final day of the First Flight Centennial Celebration at Wright
Brothers National Memorial.
One flight traveled just under 100 feet and another traveled 115 feet.
Date(s): December 17, 2003. Album by Wayne Shelnut. Photos by Wayne Shelnut. 1 - 20 of 38 Total. 278 Visits.
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