Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Big Kill Devil Hill

2 June 2019

Before crossing into Virginia for our View Rally in Cape Charles, we made a stop at the site made famous by the Wright Brothers. Here they tested their airplane design on the steep sandy dunes on the windy North Carolina coast.  In the visitor center you can read about the trials and success of the Wright Brothers and other early aviators.

If you have any interest in aviation history this is a must-see location.

This was not our first time here, we visited in 1990 in a Tioga Arrow motorhome.   

Heading into Virginia, we had our first ever transit of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel. It was a lot more expensive on the weekend!  


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

We visited Kill Devil Hill a few years ago and almost blew away with the wind. It was easy to see why the Wright brothers choose that place to conduct their tests. We thought it was very well done the way things were displayed to tell the story of their first flight. You learned to fly on one of their planes, right? :cD

Happytrails said...

Visiting the area that the Wright Brothers made famous would be awesome!! Sounds like a great place to visit and not too far from us!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Nickie and Jim said...

It is a fascinating place to visit.