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9650
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Think flight in North Carolina, and most people think of the Wright Brothers. However, the state can claim a number of aviation firsts. In the early 1870s, John Henry Gatling experimented with flight, and Luther Paul was designing a helicopter in the early 20th-century. Alton Stewart was an early barnstormer, and Gus Shinn made the first landing at the South Pole.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 75 Issue 8, Jan 2008, p98-100, 102, 104, il Periodical Website
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24604
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The Wright Brothers’ legacy is an important aspect of North Carolina history. The monuments and museum at Kill Devil Hills tell the story of the brothers’ first flight, but sites and museums throughout the state—such as the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer—also celebrate their invention.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014, p128-132, 134, 136, 138-140, 142, il, por, map Periodical Website
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29155
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The Wright Brothers National Memorial pays homage not only to the Wright brothers but also to the impossiblities that can become possible. In December 1903, history was changed when the Wright brothers, two ordinary men, became the first in aviation.
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30656
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The pinnacle of aviation history in North Carolina and the world is located at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. In addition, many other aviation-related historical attractions and museums can be found throughout the state. This article provides descriptions of ten destinations for aviation enthusiasts.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p46-47, il, por, map Periodical Website
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31143
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From May 16-26, Fayetteville hosts North Carolina’s largest festival this year to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903. The festival features a weekend arts festival, a military air show, a general aviation show, an aviation exposition, and hot air balloons. There will also be celebrity speakers, including Cheri White, a world record hot air balloon pilot from North Carolina.
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