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Came from England to visit your museum in March 2010 and it was worth the journey :-) Thanks to the staff who took time to chat...

Keith

Recently visited your museum with my wife (who had been married to an ex F-100 pilot) and my thirteen year old grandson. Your museum is...

Dr. Patrick Mullally

Legends Gallery

Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright

Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948) built their first glider, a biplane kite with wings that could be twisted mechanically, in 1899.

The brothers made their first trip to Kitty Hawk, N.C., in 1900 to conduct glider experiments.

With Charles Taylor’s powerful four-cylinder engine and an efficient propeller, on Dec. 17, 1903, Orville piloted the first powered, heavier-than-air flight of 12 seconds and 120 feet.

Wilbur flew later in the day, staying aloft for 59 seconds and covering 852 feet.

In 1909, they formed the American Wright Company and proceeded to manufacture their improved planes and to train pilots. 

A Wright 1903 Flyer and operating Wright 1903 engine is exhibited at the Yanks Air Museum. 

 

It is our only replica aircraft.