Wright 1903 Flyer Replica


Wingspan: 40 ft. 4 in.
Length: 21 ft 0 in
Height: 9 ft. 3 in.
Weight: 605 lb
Engine: Wright-Taylor 4-cylinder
Armament: none
Crew: 1
Service Ceiling

The Wright Flyer Project Team of Central Illinois has created an accurate reproduction of the first successful airplane, the Wright 1903 Flyer. On December 17th, 2003, a dedication ceremony was held at the museum for the Wright Flyer Project. This project involved the meticulous construction of both the Wright Flyer Airframe and machining of its engine. The project's manager and builder was Steve Chalk, with primary financial support provided by Chris Peters.

This aircraft is on exhibit in the main gallery.