1998 32¢ Kitty Hawk
1900s Celebrate the Century Series
Issue Date: February 3, 1998
City: Washington, D.C.
Printed By: Ashton-Potter
Printing Method: Offset Press
Perforations: 11.6 X 11.6
The Kitty Hawk stamp was part of the first sheet in the Celebrate the Century series, which highlighted the important events of the first decade.
On December 17, 1903, George and Orville Wright tested their airplane on the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The bicycle makers from Dayton, Ohio, successfully kept their heavier-than-air machine in the air for 12 seconds. The plane, named the Flyer, has been pictured on three airmail stamps and a 1928 commemorative stamp celebrating the 25th anniversary of the flight.