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First In Flight Celebration

The National Park Service is hosting a celebration of the 105th anniversary of the Wright brothers' historic flight on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The park service said the free observance starts Wednesday
morning at the Wright Brothers National Memorial with a wreath
laying ceremony. The event gets more exciting at 10:35 a.m. when
military aircraft begin flying over. The aircraft include F-18
Hornets, F-15E Strike Eagles, V-22 Ospreys and Black Hawk
helicopters.

The fly-by marks the exact moment the Wrights' heavier-than-air
powered plane took flight.

The brothers had two successful flights on Dec. 17, 1903. Orville Wright piloted the first flight and Wilbur Wright flew later in the day.


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