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Wright Experience, Wright Brothers Aircraft Manufacturing Business

The WorldWide Experts Making Meticulously-Historically Correct Aircraft

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Price $1,400,000.00
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This listing is for the sale of a highly specialized manufacturing business that concentrates on building historically correct reproduction & flightworthy Wright Brothers aircraft. We also have been able to restore other types of  older aircraft as well.

The sale will include all acquired intellectual property, equipment & machinery, processes, components and parts new and original, all Wright Brothers reproduction aircraft as listed on this site, an extensive library, blueprints, photographs, documents, introduction to personnel that have worked for many years creating these aircraft and our customer lists,, current and past.


The owner Ken Hyde would like a potential purchaser to continue his tradition of using the knowledge he gained to help educate the young in the virtues of the Wright Brothers discoveries. He will work with new owners to create an effective STEM program that can be used to continue his work and guide the young.

The following are some accomplishments of Ken:

Discovering the secrets of the Wright Brothers to inspire a new generation is what drives Ken Hyde and his Wright Experience™ team. Commissioned by the Ford Motor Company and the Experimental Aircraft Association, and authorized by the National Park Service, Ken reproduced the Wright's ultimate gift to mankind — the 1903 Flyer. People saw the Flyer come to life during 2003 Encampment and on December 17, 2003, at Kitty Hawk. That aircraft is now exhibited in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.


A second 1903 Kitty Hawk Flyer was commissioned by Harry B. Combs of Lear Jet fame. This Flyer was Mr. Combs' gift to the nation and is on permanent display at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.


In April of 2005, The Museum of Flight, in Seattle, Washington, announced the acquisition of a third 1903 Wright Flyer built by Ken and his team. In September of 2006 the U.S. Naval Academy accepted delivery of a reproduction Wright Navy B-1 now hanging in Dahlgren Hall, USNA, Annapolis, Maryland.


Since 1992, Ken's team has made great strides toward understanding the secrets of the Wright Brothers. Wind tunnel tests on the 1903, 1904, and 1911 propellers have shown that the Wright propellers were exceedingly efficient. Projects currently underway include the preparation for flight testing and evaluation of a fifth Model B, the construction of fully accurate, airworthy 1908 Model "A" aircraft; and the restoration of two rare Wright Vertical Four engines, the only original working Wright engines in the world.


The price of the above business is $1400,000 + the cost of all the Wright aircraft listed on this site


Please contact Ken Hyde: 540-347-1909 or


Additional Information
Is this item covered by the United States Munitions List (USML)? No
Product has Conformance Documentation Yes
Product has Inspection / Test Reports Yes
Product has Traceability Documentation Yes
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