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Lt. Cmdr. Klas Ohman, from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), completes a flight in a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider

Lt. Cmdr. Klas Ohman, from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), completes a flight in a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider

 
 
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Jockey\'s Ridge State Park, N.C. (Oct. 03, 2002) Lt. Cmdr. Klas "Santa" Ohman, from aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), completes a flight in a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers' glider. Ohman, one of only three military pilots with the honor to fly the aircraft, will do so during the commemorative event "Return to Kitty Hawk," scheduled for the first weekend in October. The 1902 Wright glider was the first aircraft incorporating yaw, pitch, and roll controls, and considered by most aviation historians to be a significant milestone in aviation history. USS Kitty Hawk is the United States' only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier, operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. The replica is built by the Wright Brothers' Aeroplane Company, an educational organization established to further the interests of young people in aviation careers. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Rick Haupt. File# 021006-N-3812H-004

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1900 - 1910
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Jockey\'s Ridge State Park, N.C.
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U.S. NAVY
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