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December 16th and 17th, 2019
Celebrating the 116th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Powered Flight

December 17th we honor the Wright Brothers and their legacy and the first flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. 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!

Dr. Paul E. Garber Shrine

In 1966, the First Flight Society began the Dr. Paul E. Garber shrine where we honor those “firsts” in aviation and aerospace. The display of portraits is housed at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitors Center. Not all the portraits can be displayed due to limited space at the Visitors Center.

Youth Aviation Art Contest

In 2013, First Flight Society started the Youth International Aviation Art Contest. While there are many aviation art contests throughout the country and the world, First Flight Society felt it was important to have its own art contest at the place where the First Flight occurred – at Wright Brothers National Memorial. We had outstanding contributions from youth and you can see their artwork in our magazine and also our on our website. Your contributions will assist us in making it possible to have all winners present as we celebrate their art and achievements.

The E-Flyer Magazine

Have you seen our magazine? It is spectacular. Do you want an ad? Would you like to sponsor a magazine? Let us know and we will make it happen.

Thank you – you make it possible for First Flight Society to share the wonderful legacy of the Wright Brothers throughout the world.