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First Flight Society and Wright Brothers National Memorial Celebrate National Aviation Day Together on August 19th.

The First Flight Society announced a joint celebration of National Aviation Day with Wright Brothers National Memorial. This year is the 85thanniversary of National Aviation [...]

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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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First Flight Society and Wright Brothers National Memorial Celebrate National Aviation Day Together on August 19th.

The First Flight Society announced a joint celebration of National Aviation Day with Wright Brothers [...]

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July 15th, 1933: Wiley Post took off from Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island, New York, in a Lockheed Model 5C Vega, NR105W Flying around the Northern Hemisphere, making 11 stops over a 15,596-mile flight. Wiley Post returned to Floyd Bennett Field on 22 July 1933, after 7 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes making this the first solo around-the-world flight.On September 5, 1934, Utilizing a custom-made pressure suit, Post reached an altitude of 40,000 ft above Chicago. Eventually flying as high as 50,000 ft, Post was also responsible for discovering the jet stream and made the first major practical advances in pressurized flight.On August 15, 1935, Post and American humorist Will Rogers were killed when Post's aircraft crashed on takeoff from a lagoon near Point Barrow in the Territory of Alaska.www.Sierrahotel.net ... See MoreSee Less
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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. 

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Check out our sister site WrightBrothersDay.org for more information about the annual December 17th Celebration.


We would like to Thank and Highlight our 2023-24 Sponsors:

AOPA

AOPA

D’Shannon Aviation

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

Honda Jet

Kitty Hawk Kites

Kitty Hawk Kites

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

The Sporty’s Foundation

The Sporty's Foundation

Sun Realty

Towne Bank

Towne Bank

The Wright Brothers

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