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Join the Society
We welcome you to join one of aviation’s oldest and finest organizations. The FFS was founded in 1927. This non profit organization celebrates the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers and helps educate the world about aviation! Join us in our mission and help support The Paul E Garber Shrine, Aviation Education, Scholarships and the annual December 17th Celebration in Kitty Hawk, NC.
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From commemorative coins to caps and shirts, we’ve got something for every flight fan.
Our 2023 Events
Wilbur Wright Day April 16th (Celebrated on April 14th)
National Aviation Day August 19th
Wright Brothers Day December 17th
Also be on the lookout for our Aviation Art Contest and This Years Sweepstakes!
Wright Brothers Day 2022
We want to thank everyone for joining us on December 17th for Wright Brothers Day!
Whether it was in person or online we appreciate you participating. Please mark your calendar for the 120th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Flight on Sunday, December 17th, 2023.
Come Celebrate Wilbur Wright’s Birthday With Us at Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk!
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Welcome to First Flight Society
Celebrating the 12 Seconds that Changed the World!
This website is the hub of First Flight Society information. We highlight information that will interest members and casual enthusiasts alike. 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 with us!
2022 Class of Honorary Members
Please Consider Donating
First Flight Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designated by the IRS. Gifts to the First Flight Society are tax deductible to the extent authorized by law. Please consider making a gift to the FFS this year.
Become a Sponsor of our December 17th Celebration!
Paul E Garber Shrine
In 1966, the Kill Devil Hills Memorial Association was rekindled as the newly-incorporated First Flight Society. A keystone of the Society’s work today is the close support it offers the National Park Service at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. The Society established the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine, a portrait gallery that surrounds the Wright Flyer reproduction displayed in the Park’s visitor center at the Memorial.
Check out our sister site WrightBrothersDay.org for more information about the annual December 17th Celebration.
We would like to Thank and Highlight our 2022-23 Sponsors:
The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
Here is more information if you would like to become a Sponsor, too