Take Off Like the Wright Brothers

Oct 9, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Want to experience the excitement of the Wright brothers’ first experimental flights? Now you can soar over the dunes in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, just as Orville and Wilbur did more than a century ago, aboard an exact reproduction of their 1902 glider. The museum-quality replica is one of just a few in existence and the only one available for public use.

To prepare for the experience, which includes five flights and costs $349, you’ll need to learn about glider orientation and controls at a scheduled or custom clinic at Kitty Hawk Kites. You’ll also need to allow a three-day window for ideal weather conditions for the flights, which will lift you around five to 15 feet off the ground and carry you about 50 yards.

For more info about the experience, which requires preregistration, visit kittyhawk.com/adventures/1902-wright-glider-experience.