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.
Wright Brothers Day: December 17, 2023 - 120th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers' First Powered [...]
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!
Inducted in 2008 Co-Founder, Southwest Airlines 1931 -2019 Herbert Kelleher is a Founder of Southwest Airlines Co., and served as Executive Chairman from March 1978 to May 2008 and as President and CE...
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.
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.
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