First Flight Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization devoted to fostering and promoting a public awareness of and wide-spread interest in the origin, history and future of flight, in all its forms and to memorialize Orville and Wilbur Wright.
We tell the story of the Wright Brothers through community events, education, and the commemoration of the world’s very first powered flight, in Kitty Hawk, NC.
One day people everywhere will be inspired by the dauntless resolution and tireless work of the Wright Brothers.
Guiding Principal – We embrace the best traditions of the Wright Family – their dauntless resolution, tireless work and courage – in everything we do.
Passion for Flight – We are excited and inspired by all things aeronautical.
Trust – We earn the trust of our members, donors and partners through open communication, honesty and accountability.
Respect – We treat everyone with dignity, compassion and integrity.
Partnerships – We collaborate with others to get things done.
First Flight Society is a partner with the National Park Service at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. The First Flight Society and Wright Brothers National Memorial share in our missions and purpose resulting in the benefit of a partnership that has endured since the Wright Brothers National Memorial became a part of the National Park System in 1933.
“There is what we refer to as a flying machine: in it I see the opening verse of the opening chapter of a book which has no end.” – Rudyard Kipling