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.
Our primary mission is to memorialize Orville and Wilbur Wright, first in the world to successfully achieve powered flight in a heavier than air machine, on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; and to encourage, invite, and promote visits to the historic site by people from near and far, so that all may see first-hand the birthplace of powered flight.
Our Vision is to preserve the legacy of the Wright Brothers by educating the public about the historic First Flight of the Wright Brothers, promoting aviation and aviation education, and supporting the National Park Service at Wright Brothers National Memorial.
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