Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History


image from Bronze Map: 'Wright Brothers' First Flying School, 1910'


37. Wright Brothers' First Flying School, 1910
Montgomery, Montgomery County


Wilbur and Orville Wright came to Alabama to establish the first pilot training school. Although the school was short- lived, several aviation records were set and the first night flight in history was made here. The site of this school is now part of Maxwell Air Force Base.