On Dec. 17, 1903, at 10:35 a.m., two brothers driven by
tenacity, creativity and courage completed the world's first
successful powered, heavier-than-air flight at Kill Devil Hills,
N.C. for a 12-second, 120-foot journey. A new industry was born
and a new way of life followed closely behind. The Wright
brothers accomplished what people had only imagined since the
beginning of time.
The national "Centennial of Flight: Born
of Dreams - Inspired by Freedom" celebration commemorates this
achievement and 100 years of aviation history. Our Centennial
Partners are planning everything from cross-country tours to air
shows and exhibitions, seminars and television specials. Use our
Web site to access the most up-to-date information on
celebration activity as well as the most comprehensive
collection of outstanding educational essays, multimedia and
links regarding the history of flight.