December 16th and 17th, 2016
Celebrating the 113th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Powered Flight
December 17th we honor the Wright Brothers and their legacy and the first flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. This year we will unveil the portrait of Captain Frank Erickson and Commander Stewart Graham, United States Coast Guard Helicopter Pilots #1 and #2. First Flight Society welcomes Wright descendants for the wreath laying and we will have a great flyover at 10:35 a.m.
Dr. Paul E. Garber Shrine
In 1966, the First Flight Society began the Dr. Paul E. Garber shrine where we honor those “firsts” in aviation and aerospace. The display of portraits is housed at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitors Center. Not all the portraits can be displayed due to limited space at the Visitors Center.
Youth Aviation Art Contest
In 2013, First Flight Society started the Youth International Aviation Art Contest. While there are many aviation art contests throughout the country and the world, First Flight Society felt it was important to have its own art contest at the place where the First Flight occurred – at Wright Brothers National Memorial. We had outstanding contributions from youth and you can see their artwork in our magazine and also our on our website. Your contributions will assist us in making it possible to have all winners present as we celebrate their art and achievements.
The Flyer Magazine
Have you seen our magazine? It is spectacular. Do you want an ad? Would you like to sponsor a magazine? Let us know and we will make it happen.
Thank you – you make it possible for First Flight Society to share the wonderful legacy of the Wright Brothers throughout the world.