Conditions are Favorable features a fictional woman cast into the life of two recognizable historical figures, the Wright brothers. How did you come up with the idea of Madeleine, and why did you choose Orville Wright as the object of her affection?
Be amazed at how a small wooden glider served as the first building block to modern airplanes, or simply enjoy a breezy stroll to the base of the monument for some incredible photo ops. The Wright Brothers National Memorial has been fascinating visitors for well over a century, and any Kill Devil Hills vacationer who can spot the granite structure in the distance, softly glowing at night thanks to well-placed floodlights, is all but required to make a visit and see the monument up close and in person. The Outer Banks have always been steeped in history, and the Wright Brothers National Memorial is just one of the islands' many testaments to the incredible cultural and historical legacy of this fantastic beach vacation destination.
Barely 66 years after the Wright Brothers' first steps into air, Neil Armstrong and Buz Aldrin stepped onto the surface of the moon to complete another chapter in the grand adventure. Today, only 100 years after the Flyer, spacefight is becoming routine and unmanned vehicles are probing deep into the universe, preparing the way for manned fights to distant worlds.
The Wright brothers proceeded to fly double-winged kites and gliders in order to gain experience and to test the data they had. After consulting the U.S. Weather Bureau, they chose an area of sand dunes near the small town of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, as the site of their experiments. In September 1900 they set up camp there.