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The Wright Brothers flew their airplane successfully on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the Outer Banks. Today there is a Wright Brothers National Memorial at the spot, with a visitor center, a monument, and sculptures of their bi-plane and that historic moment.

Replica of first bi-plane. Orville Wright was the pilot.

Replica of first bi-plane and first flight moment. Wilbur Wright behind the bi-plane.

The two brothers each flew their bi-plane twice that day. Their final flight covered 852 ft (260 m) before the bi-plane struck the ground and broke part of its frame.

We visited this place almost five years ago. We arrived too early, before the visitor center was open. But it was a beautiful day for photography.