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20 12, 2019

Welcome Our New Officers and Board Members!

The First Flight Society would like to announce our new Executive Committee:

President-Mike Fonseca

1st Vice President-Dr Charles Davidson

2nd Vice President-Lisa Ellstrom


Treasurer-H Taylor Sugg


Secretary-Katie Morgan

Also, welcome our new board members:

Paul Carr

Katie Morgan

Blake Sauls

Congratulations!

11 12, 2019

December 17th Celebration Itinerary

WELCOME TO THE

116TH ANNIVERSARY OF POWERED FLIGHT

Celebrating

The Legacy of Orville and Wilbur Wright

Honoring

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

TODAY’S PROGRAM

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 […]

11 11, 2019

The 116th Wright Brothers Anniversary of Powered Flight and More.

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 […]

5 11, 2019

116th Anniversary Sponsorship Opportunities

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

  • Framed Certificate of First Flight Society Sponsorship
  • Sponsor listing in official Commemorative Program
  • Framed 8×10 photo of “The First Flight”
  • Subscription to THE FLYER, with full page ad in each issue […]
    8 10, 2019

    Canceled-The Wright Brothers Musical Returns!

    FFS and ECSU will host the return of Fresh Brewed Productions’ original musical, “Those Daring Young Men and Their Flying Machine” . Performed last year in Kitty Hawk, NC, the troupe will perform at the GR Little Theater on the ECSU campus on November 2nd and 3rd 2019. Tickets are available for purchase at EventBrite.com or by contacting the First Flight Society at admin@firstflight.org or 252.441.1903.

    Buy Tickets!

     

    8 10, 2019

    October Membership Special!

    Members have always been an essential part of the First Flight Society. By joining FFS you become part of a community of people who care deeply about the legacy of the Wright Brothers, the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the future of aviation. Member by member, dollar by dollar, we are ensuring that future generations may enjoy this legacy and the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

    As part of your membership you receive:

    * Membership card
    * Society pin
    * 8 x 10 photo of the First Flight
    * Annual subscription to The Flyer
    * Discounts on FFS store items

    Join Now!

     

    17 08, 2019

    Celebrate National Aviation Day with Us!

    CELEBRATE NATIONAL AVIATION DAY AND ORVILLE WRIGHT’S BIRTHDAY

     WITH THE FIRST FLIGHT SOCIETY!

    AUGUST 19TH

    9AM TO 2PM

    Dare County Airport (MQI)

     

    FREE AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

     

     

     

    FREE THINGS TO DO:

    • Meet members and learn about the First Flight Society
    • Aviation static displays: Navion, Caravans, Med Flight Helo, Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) C-172, and ECSU simulator
    • Learn about the ECSU STEM Progams
    • Visit the Airport Museum and learn about the WWII squadrons that had special training at NAAS Manteo (the origin of this airport).

     

    Weather permitting, the airport commercial operators will be offering the following opportunities for a fee:

    ·         Open cockpit biplane, helicopter and warbird tours over the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina!

    ·         Tandem Skydiving!

     

    410 Airport Road
    Manteo NC 27954

    3 08, 2019

    FFS Giving Day is August 19th!

    First Flight Society Giving Day is August 19th, 2019!

    For 24 hours, sponsors, supporters, members and friends will come together and make a powerful statement of support for the First Flight Society’s mission to raise public awareness of the origin and future of aviation. Gifts to the First Flight Society Annual Fund on Giving Day make a lasting impact on the FFS and its programs.– to ensure future generations are educated and able to celebrate the lasting legacy of the Wright Brothers!

    Giving Day offers First Flight Society supporters the chance to come together and make a tremendous cumulative impact. This year Giving Day is on National Aviation Day.
    You can help us make First Flight Society Giving Day a big success! In the spirit of the Wright Brothers, donate to the FFS Annual Fund during Giving Day, August 19th!

    #ffsgivingday

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