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First Flight Airport
IATA: FFA - ICAO: KFFA - FAA: FFA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator National Park Service
Serves Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL 13 ft (4 m)
Coordinates 36°01′06″N, 75°40′17″W
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 3,000 914 Asphalt

First Flight Airport (IATA: FFAICAO: KFFAFAA LID: FFA) is a general aviation airport located in Kill Devil Hills, a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. The airport itself is famous for being the site of hundreds of pre-flight gliding experiments carried out by the Wright brothers. The Wright Brothers Monument, located atop nearby Kill Devil Hills, is a 60-foot granite pylon paying homage to the Wright Brothers and the first sustained heavier-than-air flight.[1] The U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission also choose the airport as one of the stops for the National Air Tour 2003.[2] Image File history File links Crystal_128_kdmconfig. ... Image File history File links Airport_symbol. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 5,897 at the 2000 census. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet; symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Runway 13R/31L of El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. ... A foot (plural: feet; symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... Base layer of asphalt concrete in a road under construction. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ...   FAA redirects here. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... General aviation (abbr. ... Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 5,897 at the 2000 census. ... Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871–January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867–May 30, 1912), are Americans generally credited with making the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903. ... Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... For pylons of overhead lines, see Electricity pylon Pylon Noun from Greek πυλώνας gateway tower like structure, usually one of a series, used to support high voltage electricity cables. ...

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History

In 1903 the first successful flight occurred here conducted by the Wright Brothers. 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871–January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867–May 30, 1912), are Americans generally credited with making the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903. ...


See also

The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871–January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867–May 30, 1912), are Americans generally credited with making the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903. ...

References

  • FAA Airport Master Record (Form 5010) for FFA, also available as a printable form (PDF)

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Notes

  1. ^ Wright Brothers National Memorial. U.S. National Park Service (2006). Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  2. ^ The National Park Service and the National Air Tour 2003 Announce Plans for Stop at Wright Brothers National Memorial. U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission (2003). Retrieved on 2006-12-19.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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