Repost: Welcome to North Carolina

Welcome to North Carolina

First in Flight (1903-2003)
Welcome to North Carolina!

So read the welcoming sign post as we tied down the airplane and made our way to the Wright brothers’ memorial site. But I am getting ahead of my story. There were many hurdles to cross before I could be there to read that sign and feel the reverence one feels when visiting a sacred site. Returning to the east coast after nine months of living in the west, I was excited to hear about the flight to Kill Devil Hills that the flight school was organizing. I knew I definitely wanted to make this flight.

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Note: A version of this appeared on Forbes WheelsUp.

Birthplace of Aviation: NC or OH? Or maybe CT?

“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air.”

— Orville Wright

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See Also:

Countdown to Kitty Hawk
Welcome to North Carolina
12 seconds that changed the world


Ohio, Birthplace of Aviation
Birthplace of Aviation
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