Wright Flyer Replica

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped move and setup the flyer at the museum.

The Wings of the North Air Museum now has on display a full scale replica of the Wright Flyer! The original Flyer was flown four times by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, becoming the first powered heavier-than-air craft to display sustained controllable flight. The original is on display in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

The replica aircraft was commissioned by the State of Minnesota to celebrate the centennial of the first flight in 2003. It was built by Flight Expo Inc., a volunteer nonprofit group in Princeton, Minnesota, which has loaned the aircraft to Wings of the North for display. It is housed in the museum’s hangar along with a replica of Minnesota native Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis. Also on display are up to five airworthy World War II aircraft plus numerous other aviation items and artifacts from all eras. The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 3pm and at other times for private tours. Please check with the museum for limitations due to the Covid-19 restrictions.