Visit the Wright Brothers Memorial and AOPA Pilot Facility
The Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills, N.C., where the brothers made their first powered flight, is a treasured landmark for general aviation pilots. With another month or two of moderate Outer Banks weather remaining, there’s still time to visit the newly remodeled memorial. While visiting the memorial, be sure to drop in at AOPA’s Pilot Facility, which is monitored by AOPA member and National Park Service volunteer Kenneth Pagurek. At the facility, pilots can take advantage of free access to state-of-the-art flight planning and weather briefing computers as well as phone lines for communication with a flight service station briefer or for use in flight plan filing. The AOPA Pilot Facility at First Flight honors the legacy of the Wright brothers while serving many future generations of visiting pilots.
September 26, 2008