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North Carolina's 12 Great Seconds


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For North Carolinians, the miracle of the first flight is that it somehow occurred in this state. Wilbur and Orville Wright needed a place where their wings could be spread wide and where the winds would lift those wings into soaring flight. After consulting with weather stations, and Kitty Hawk postmaster Captain William J. Tate, North Carolina became the chosen spot for their first flight.
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