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Where it all began, Kill Devil Hills. The monument, dedicated to the Wright Brothers stands tall above all else around. The grey path at the top of the photo is the path of the first powered flight. To the right on the dirt path are replicas of the Wright Brother's hangar. If you follow the dirt path a little further you will find the musuem. The airport provides a great place for pilots to fly. This is my 1000th photo on a.net!
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Photo Added: June 21, 2006

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Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot Alex! Nice one to celebrate #1000 with.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a beautiful idea to take this picture and share it with the rest of the aviation world.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot Alex and great choice for #1000! Perhaps we should go flying sometime?
-Tim Samples
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cograts on your 1000th photo, and how a nice way to put a picture which started all this.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cool airport. I would like to fly there someday.
Anonymous
11 years ago
THIS IS THE BEST, NO WORDS, IT'S EXITING TO SEE IT, THE BEST
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice! Congrats on 1000 :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nostalgic... ;-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Who could think, more than 100 years ago, how the aviation was going to evolve. Can we imagine the reaction of Mr. Orville and Wilbur Wright seeing an A380-800 or 747-400? Congratulations and thanks Alex for remembering us the place were 2 pioneers started a race which today allows us to share moments and feelings via A.net! Congratulations for your 1000 photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome picture Alex. I've been looking forward to seeing this pic on here since you told me about your intentions for number 1000 the other day. A big congrats on number 1000 from Turkey!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The biggest round I've ever seen. Historic place!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cleverly arranged shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Congratulations...great pic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow. I'm surprized that there aren't more pictures of KFFA on A.net
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is the very best historical photo that any aircraft worshipper would see. i am so impressed to see the place where the great wright brothers made man's dream to fly, come true. the coverage is excellent. hope to go there in person some day and salute the gream wrights
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture, but unfortanelly there is one plane missing ,it could have a replicas of the 14-Bis, wich was the first plane that had flown on their own. Both invention was decisive for the future of the aviation. :))
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great job Citation Kid ;-) WTG, great shot you got there of a historic place for all of us here...The Mecca of aviation.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very original idea for a photo! The original Wright flyer is in the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum in D.C.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great overview of what started all of this stuff found on Airliners.net!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a really nice picture! But, I have to alert you guys: The first airplane that really took off with her own power was Santos Dumont´s 14 Bis. In November 12 1906, she was the first to take off, fly, and land without the use of catapults, high winds, launch rails, or other external assistance! If somebody put me on a catapult and launches me, I also will be flying! Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14_Bis. "inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont (...) In November 12 1906, in Bagatelle, France, it performed the first publically witnessed unaided flight by a heavier-than-air aircraft" (Wikipedia's words). Shure, the Wright Brothers were great contributors for the history of flight, but they were not the first ones!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice job Alex and congrats on photo #1000! Do you think that the nearby runway 2/20 might be just a tad short for a 747 or an A380? :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful picture, but the remarks are not so truly. Our brazilian 14 bis, takes off alone, and keep flying and landing still alone, not needing another things. Or the actual boeing 787 will need the launch pad for reach the skies? Think about this.....
100 years of first fly of more heavier than air!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is sad to think that when the Wright Brothers flew there, the place was wild and dune covered. Now it is just another highway crossed, house surounded spot on this very fragile Earth of ours.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thanks Mr McMahon for giving us such an historical picture.I was very happy to see where it all begun!! I wish I would be there someday and by the way great shot! Congratulations for your 1000th n'all.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great birds' eye view of a historical place!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cant wait to visit some day
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very good photo...
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's the first place I went by air after I got my pilot's license. They have added some really nice museums there recently as well.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The first powered flight was made by a BRAZILIAN! And was in 10/23/1906 at 4 pm.
Anonymous
11 years ago
An interesting side bar trivia. Who flew his entire life, yet never had a pilots licence?

Orvile Wright.

Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a wonderful picture

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