One of the highlights of my life will always be the 100th anniversary celebration in 2003.
We were down for that since our neighbor Ken Hyde had built the replica Wright flyer that was to be flown that day for the celebration. The weather was absolutely terrible and it was not attempted. The plane was flown successfully both before and after the celebration and it's now on display.
That is not exactly correct.
It was rainy that day and not enough wind. They still attempted the flight, it got to the end of the rail and skidded to a stop in the sand.
I was a pilot for American (before I retired) and took vacation so I could attend all 5 days of the event. It was typical weather for December in the OB. Sunny and great one day and rainy ucky the next. Unfortunately on THE day, Dec 17th, it was rainy and not enough wind. The steady wind is what they wanted, 20 to 30 would have been great but it wasn't to be!
All in all it was still a great 100th celebration of our Wright Brothers!