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What If We All Gave On One Day?

What if we all gave on one day? We can!  Tuesday, November 28, the first day after Thanksgiving, is designated as Giving Tuesday, when our community will come together for 24 hours of unprecedented giving.  [...]

National Aviation Day 2017

Here are photos from National Aviation Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, NC on Saturday, August 19th, 2017. First Flight Society would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and spectators who [...]

Happy 90th Birthday to Us!

The First Flight Society is 90 years old today. In 1927, a group of forward-thinking northeastern North Carolina business and civic leaders began an effort to preserve the original site of the Wright brothers’ flights [...]

You Can Now Donate to FFS Using Razoo.

Help us fund the 114th anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Flight being held December 17th, 2017. You can donate through the widget below or through the Razoo website at  

Wilbur’s Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILBUR! Fourth Graders at First Flight Elementary will be surprised to see Orville and Wilbur Wright drop by the classrooms on Tuesday, April 18 to recognize Wilbur Wright’s 150th birthday (April 16)! Representatives [...]


Be the First to be a Major Sponsor to First Flight Society! First Flight Society's programs, events and administrative expenses are made possible through your sponsorships.  Because of your sponsorship, First Flight Society has top [...]

Lifetime Member, William H. Whiteheart has received THE WRIGHT BROTHERS “MASTER PILOT” AWARD.   The prestigious Master Pilot award is given by the FAA to only the most experienced and able pilots  who embody the Wright Brothers’ spirit of dedication.  Bill is highly regarded not only by the First Flight Society, but also by the aviation community for his contributions as a pilot and as a community leader.  Congratulations, Bill and keep “dancing with the clouds” (G.C. Stokor)!