110th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion Coin now available!

110 Anniversary Commemorative MedallionThis is a limited edition numbered Medallion Coin offered exclusively by the First Flight Society.

The coin features the 1903 Wright Flyer on December 17, 1903 (obverse) and the First Flight Society Logo (reverse).

It is offered in Merlin Gold/Brass, Bronze, Silver* and Gold*.
All coins are encapsulated and packaged in a custom-designed presentation case.

► Click Here to download the Coin Order Form

 

Announcements

Fly-In Music Jam at Wright Brothers National Memorial - April 16, 2014

Have you flown into the First Flight Airport (KFFA) before? Now's your chance!

Fly over the area, visit the park and listen to musicians play next to the Pilot Facility at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

Join the Flying Musicians Association and other flying musicians, local musicians, students, the community and others as we host a Fly-In at First Flight Airport celebrating Wilbur Wright's Birthday. Fly in or drive in, gates open at 9 a.m. Bring your instruments and lets have some fun! www.FlyingMusicians.org

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William Edward Boeing First Flight Shrine Honoree

The First Flight Society inducted WILLIAM EDWARD BOEING (1881-1956) into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in ceremonies on December 17th, 2013 celebrating the 110th Wright Brothers Anniversary of Powered Flight.

He was founder of the Boeing Airplane Company, the largest and most successful commercial aircraft manufacturer in the world.

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Our website will give you lots of information not only about the origins of aviation, but also about major aviation milestones and events of today. You will find out what the First Flight Society accomplishes, how to join the Society, and how to contact us. Return to the Outer Banks every December 17th to celebrate the "12 seconds that changed the world" and meet fellow enthusiasts.

One of the most important times of the year for the First Flight Society is December 17th when we commemorate and celebrate the historic achievement of the first powered flight. The Society annually marks this event on the grounds of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, maintained by the National Park Service in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The day's activities include a ceremony at the Memorial, the induction of a major figure in aviation into the Society's Shrine, a thrilling fly-over of civilian, military and historic aircraft, and an annual luncheon. This annual celebration is a joint effort of the First Flight Society, the National Park Service, the military and many other participants. Click here for more information

The First Flight Society has members from across the United States as well as other parts of the world. They all share the common bond of an interest in aviation and in preserving and promoting the accomplishments of the Wright brothers. The Society is able to carry on its important work because of dues and other support from its members as well as businesses and corporations. We invite you to explore our membership categories and membership benefits and join the Society today.