Northern Outer Banks
Trip Start May 01, 2013
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Four other men preceded Wilbur and Orville in flight:
George Cayley (1773-1857) He was the father of aerodynamics. His 1804 glider model incorporated most design elements of a modern airplane.
Alphonse Penaud (1850-1880) He build a rubber-band powered "planophore" model. Its 131-foot flight was the first of an inherent stable aircraft
Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) He was the first true glider pilot. The Wrights were inspired to take up his quest to get on "intimate terms with the wind."
Octave Chanute ( 1832-1910) He gathered and disseminated aeronautical knowledge. He encouraged the 'wrights who used his biplane glider design.
The Bodie Lighthouse was beautifully kept. Looked brand new. The paint job must have just been done.
Not sure what I expected the area to look like, but to me it looked like so many beach towns that I have been too. The length of it is almost 90 miles and we had 260 miles round trip to get there, so that could have been poor planning on our part. I did enjoy what I saw, but not in the heat. Better to be seen in September or October.
I would have liked to see all the lighthouses and the town of Rodanthe since I am a Nicholas Sparks fan.
Maybe next time.
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