Outer Banks Beach Club

Mile Post 9 Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27948, United States
Outer Banks Beach Club
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Travel Tips for Kill Devil Hills

Surf Fishing....

by tpangelinan

Well, this looks like it's about as much fun as watching the grass grow to me...but different strokes, for different folks, as they say. Honestly, it has been my experience, that the big white bucket is for your butt, because you will never catch a fish this way, and if you do, it will be so small, you can leave it on the hook for bait.
This is not a spot you will be 'pullin 'em in' if you know what I mean.
It does, however seem a great way to occupy dads, uncles, and even some moms and aunts! Pack your lunch, and this activity seems to go very well with....beer.

Skim Boarding is hot stuff for all the kids!

by tpangelinan

If you are headed to the Outer Banks this summer, and you have your teens in tow, better buy the skim board home at Walmart before you go, because they will be bugging you in an hour. Everybody has one, and it looks like fun!
Boogie Boards are old news kids.

Model of the Wright Brother Plane

by littlesam1

This model of the Wright Brothers plane is located in the Welcome Center at the Wright Brothers Memorial. I have seen pictures of the Wright Brothers flight in history books. But seeing this flimsy little airplane really brings into perspective the achievement of the Wright Brothers. I left with a new respect and awe for their work.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

by grandmaR

We made a quick visit to the park before I went to the dentist to see where the first successful sustained powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine were made by Wilbur and Orville Wright. We went to the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, and circled the 60-foot granite monument atop 90-foot tall Kill Devil Hill. Then we went back another day because we had not seen the Centennial of Flight exhibit.

The Wrights thought that the information on lift had already been documented; that they could use a rudder like a boat rudder; and a propeller like a boat propeller. All wrong. The lift data was flawed, the boat rudder won't work on a plane, and all the work on props had been trial and error.

Bob had said that he didn't understand the way that the Wrights controlled their airplane, and the ranger at the visitor's center explained it. Pitch was controlled with the left hand (the engine throttle was in the right hand), and there was a hip cradle which controlled the yaw and roll. One of the Wright's breakthrough's was to link the roll and yaw into one control.

He said that the Wright Bros only patented one item and that was the control system for flying, and that all airplanes today use that system. They didn't bother to patent the prop design which is 81% efficient - modern ones are only 85% efficient.

Wilbur died in NYC in 1912 of typhoid, but Orville lived until 1948, and became wealthy.

The Wright Brothers National Memorial is open 9am-6pm in the summer and 9am-5pm the rest of the year.

$3.00 - 7 Days
$20 - Annual

First in flight

by islandtaryn

"The Wright Brothers Memorial"

The Wright Brothers Memorial is part of the National Park Service.
Some of the original structures used by Orville and Wilbur are still present. There are reproduction flyers and lots of information about these two famous OHIO fellows.

I had an elderly friend years ago that taught at the university in Dayton, the home of Orville and Wilbur. My friend loved to tell me a story about a luncheon held at the college in honor of the brothers and their famous acheivements. My friend had lunch with the Wright Brothers!
The park is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the town of Kill Devil Hills. The Visitor Center is 15 miles northeast of Manteo, NC on US-158.

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Address: Mile Post 9 Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27948, United States