WELCOME TO THE
116TH ANNIVERSARY OF POWERED FLIGHT
The Legacy of Orville and Wilbur Wright
The 70th Anniversary of the World War II Berlin Airlift
June 1948 – September 1949
December 17, 2019
Wright Brothers National Memorial Park
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
9:00 a.m. Park Gates Open to Visitors
PRELUDE BAND CONCERT
First Flight High School Band, Bob Ebert, Director
9:30 a.m. ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM
WELCOME & GUEST RECOGNITION Arthur Lamothe, President, First Flight Society, Inc.
PRESENTATION OF COLORS Camden High School ROTC
NATIONAL ANTHEM Walter Swan, Director – ECSU Choir
FLYOVER TRIBUTE TO U.S. Navy C-40, U.S. Air Force […]
ON DECEMBER 17, 2019 THE FIRST FLIGHT SOCIETY HONORS A 99-YEAR-OLD WWII VETERAN, THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BERLIN AIRLIFT AND THE 116TH ANNIVERSARY OF POWERED FLIGHT.
JOIN US AT WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MONUMENT IN KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC.
The First Flight Society annually honors those individuals and groups that have achieved significant “firsts” in aviation and includes them in our Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine exhibit at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. This year’s honorees are 99-year-old Colonel Gail Halvorsen, USAF (Ret) “the Candy Bomber” and the Berlin Airlift (June 27, 1948 to May 12, 1949) commemorating the 70th Anniversary of that historic event.
On the morning of December 17, 2019 we will honor the Berlin Airlift 70th Anniversary with ceremonies on the Wright Brothers National Memorial grounds at Kitty Hawk, NC. The 116th Anniversary Celebration of the […]
Organizations from the aviation community and area businesses sponsor and underwrite many First Flight Society activities and programs throughout the year, especially the December 17th anniversary celebration at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Members, sponsors and volunteers work to joyfully commemorate the legacy of Orville and Wilbur Wright. This year we will honor Col. Gail Halvorsen, USAF (Ret), the “Candy Bomber”, as representative of the crews that participated in the Berlin Airlift on this 70th Anniversary of the completion of that great humanitarian effort. We cannot help others experience this important story without you. Your support keeps the inspiration, adventure and exploring spirit alive for the next generation of aviation pioneers. Thank you!
LEGACY SPONSOR – $10,000