Innovators of Aviation Showcase

Innovators of Aviation Showcase

See history come to life at the Innovators of Aviation Showcase. Watch replicas of the Lilienthal Biplane Glider and 1902 Wright Glider soar side-by-side over the sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, NC.  Join Kitty Hawk Kites on December 14th for a short lecture series on the two aircraft starting at 11:30 AM. Speaking on the Lilienthal Glider is Markus Raffel, Department Head of the Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology at the DLR. And Paul Glenshaw – filmmaker, artist, author, educator, and former Executive Director of the Discovery of Flight Foundation – joins us to present on the history of the 1902 Wright Glider. On Sunday, December 15th witness attempts to fly each aircraft. The Lilienthal Glider will be piloted by Andrew Beem of Windsports Hang Gliding in Los Angeles, and the 1902 Wright Glider will be piloted by instructors from Kitty Hawk Kites Flight School.


Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 14th

Lecture Series: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Sunday, Dec. 15th

Flight Demonstrations: weather dependent

Call the Kitty Hawk Kites Flight School at 252-441-2426 for more details.

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