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Heroes of the Sky

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things to do: take the famous photo

First Flight Gallery

One cold, windy day, two bicycle mechanics propelled themselves - and the rest of the world - into a new age. But how could they have known what it means to fly, and what flying can do?

Hear the wind from the dunes of Kitty Hawk as the magic of the Wright Brothers' first flight in 1903 comes to life.

wright flyer replica a wright brother flies in France

The Planes
Wright Flyer Replica

Special Feature
A Wright Brother Flies in France



the planes   make a paper airplane  
Teachers, get lesson plans and see the curriculum ties to the Heroes of the Sky.
See the planes on exhibit, check out the specifications and get a sneak peak in a few cockpits. Try one of these high- flying designs at home!


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