Orville Flies First by rosiekerr

Orville Flies First

Twelve seconds that changed the world (the duration of the first flight).

We visited the site of the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft. It was designed and built by the Wright brothers (Orville and Wilbur). Here is a model of Orville, laying down and steering it with his hips (for heaven's sake), along with his hands.

They flew their "plane" four times on December 17, 1903, near Kill Devil Hills, which is about four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

I tried to grab shots of the large model, but it was tricky and I am done processing things for right now.

Flash of Red, 2020, day 13.
We went to Kittyhawk last year. It's fabulous. My boys climbed up on the big "statue" outside and laid beside him for a pic. So much fun.
February 14th, 2020  
@homeschoolmom It was raining, but we really enjoyed it!
February 14th, 2020  
It's.very.lifelike!..Good.that.we.remember.how.it.all.began.not.so.long.ago!
February 14th, 2020  
What a fabulous piece of artwork. Great capture.
February 14th, 2020  
I have vague memories of visiting there in the 1970s when I was teaching in North Carolina. I wonder if the museum was even there then! Nicely captured and wonderful way to capture the change in aviation!
February 14th, 2020  
Fantastic capture.
February 14th, 2020  
Great model and lovely shot.
February 14th, 2020  
A cool black and white glad you shared
February 14th, 2020  
Kitty Hawk is such a great museum. This is a wonderful image in b&w.
February 14th, 2020  
A nicely composed image - the symmetry of the aircraft frame creates dynamic equilibrium in the image.
February 14th, 2020  
I love the look of determination on his face (and thanks for the factoid that he was steering with his hips! Wow!) I'm from the Dayton OH area so I know the story from the bicycle shop days but Kitty hawk sounds cool too!
February 14th, 2020  
Beautiful model and capture of it, great use of DoF
February 14th, 2020  
What a great place name to make the worlds first airplane flight.
February 14th, 2020  
What if pilots still had to fly planes with their hips?? Don't think I would ever have gotten on one, haha. Thanks for the information and the cool shot!
February 14th, 2020  
Great shapes and lines
February 15th, 2020  
Good lines and angles.
February 15th, 2020  
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