“Family Time”

Have you ever been to Kitty Hawk, NC to see the Wright Brother’s First in Flight Memorial? If not, then you have not truly lived I think.
So we took an excusion, approximately an hour away from the house in Corolla Light down the road to the First in Flight Memorial. Interesting place. Interesting to hear about the first flights of Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903.
Interestingly enough, the definition of “flight” was something new to me. You would think that to fly would simply mean to take off, and then to land. But I was corrected. It actually means to take off from a particular eleveation, and then land at either a higher elevation or the same elevation — so though you might think that the Wright brothers launched their flying craft from the hill pictured to the right (Kill Devil Hill), it was actually on the flat ground that they launched from. If they were taking off from the hill top and floating down, then it would merely be “gliding”.

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3 thoughts on ““Family Time”

  1. Sadly not 😦 Speaking of which, it’s kind of funny, but there’s the “Kill Devil Hills” area which is not anywhere near “Kill Devil Hill”… well, I take that back, it’s near by but not too close.

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