Netherlands celebrates their centennial of flight with the dedication of a full size, stainless-steel sculpture of the Wright Flyer
This beautiful sculpture of the Wright Flyer was dedicated in Etten-Leur, the Dutch city where the historic flight took place on June 27, 1909. It took a year to build.
A series of aviation events are scheduled to mark the occassion, beginning with a national air show and culminating in a flyover of the Needle, the Netherlands’ national monument, on June 27.
Amanda Wright Lane, great-grand niece of Orville and Wilbur Wright was in attendance to represent the Wright family.
Wilbur introduced European’s to flight at La Mans is August 1908
A wealthy Dutch businessman commissioned one of Wilbur’s first students, Charles count de Lambert, to make the first flight on Dutch soil.