Wright Brothers’ Aeroplane
Marking the momentous breakthrough that allowed humans to fly, a full-scale replica of the ‘Kitty Hawk’, the Wright Brothers’ aeroplane, was fabricated by the museum’s exhibit team with technical support from the National Aerospace Laboratories.
The replica was installed in VITM on December 16, 2003 to commemorate the centenary of the successful flight of ‘Kitty Hawk’ in North Carolina on December 17, 1903 by Wilbur and Orville Wright. VITM is the only museum in Asia to have a full-scale replica of the plane. A star attraction is an original piece of wood used in the ‘Wright Model E’, the single propeller aircraft flown by the Wright Brothers in 1913.
Wright Brothers’ Simulator
Another first is the ‘Kitty Hawk’ Simulator, which allows visitors to enjoy a virtual experience of flying the Wright Brothers’ Aeroplane.