Wright Brothers National Memorial
For fans of history and aviation alike, the Images of America collection provides books like no other. The Wright Brothers National Monument by Douglas Stover and Darrel Collins is filled with 128-pages of details and illustrations of how brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the world’s first successful controlled, heavier-than-air powered flight on December 17, 1903, after four years of glider experiments and scientific study. Learn how the brothers discovered and developed the fundamental principles of mechanical flight, setting in motion a series of events that allowed the first generation of flight to travel from Kitty Hawk to the moon in the lifetime of a human being. The N.C. Transportation Museum boasts a full size replica Wright Flyer and a great exhibit (featuring contributions from the First Flight Foundation ) in the Bob Julian Roundhouse. Plan your visit today! Buy this and other Images of America books at The Gift Station or online.