Birds fly, men drink

Todd Huvard, president of AircraftMerchants, a North Carolina-based aircraft brokerage, is a commercial pilot with multi-engine, instrument and seaplane ratings and is typed in Cessna 500 and Falcon 20 jets. He founding editor and publisher of The Southern Aviator.

In 1926, a group of farsighted Outer Bankers recognized the importance of a solitary sand dune called Kill Devil Hill. The dune rose above a barren, wind-swept strip of sand that barely kept the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound separated, the site where man first took to blustery skies at the controls of a powered heavier-than-air machine on Dec. 17, 1903.

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