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19 08, 2018

Thanks to Everyone Who Came By On National Aviation Day.

We would like to thank everyone who came by our table today. Thanks for celebrating National Aviation Day and Orville Wright‘s birthday with us. The First Flight Society was glad to give out stickers and information about our organization. Perry, Jack and B.J. were excited to talk with all the people who took the time to stop by.

Make sure to join us for a more extended celebration on Saturday, September 29th for the Reopening of the Visitor Center at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

1 08, 2018

Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Reopening Planned for September 29

Save the date of Saturday, September 29, 2018 for the reopening of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitors Center! Here is the information we have from the National Parks Service:

The National Park Service is excited to announce that the Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center will reopen on Saturday, September 29. Details for a grand reopening event will be announced later this month.

First opened in 1960, the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2001. (NPS Photo)

 

Since the winter of 2016, the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, a National Historic Landmark, has been closed for a project to preserve and restore its architecturally significant features and to rehabilitate its mechanical and electrical systems. The $5.8 million rehabilitation project was awarded to Group III Management, Inc. (Kinston, North Carolina).

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29 04, 2018

Wilbur Wright Birthday Celebration

The Wright Brothers celebrated Wilbur’s 151st birthday visiting the fourth and fifth grade students at Dare County Elementary Schools April 16-17, 2018.

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17 04, 2018

Visit Wright Brothers National Memorial During National Park Week

National Park Week, April 21-29, 2018, is an annual national celebration of people, parks, trails, heritage areas, national trails and rivers, seashores, historic sites, beautiful landscapes, and so many more places that are remarkable. National Park Week is a great time to connect with the vast network of national parks, which protect and preserve our natural and cultural history.

National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac welcomes visitors and members of the local communities to visit Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial during National Park Week. Entrance to Wright Brothers National Memorial will be free on April 21. Entrance to Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is free year-round.

With this year’s National Park Week theme of “Park Stars,” all three of our Outer Banks national parks are offering special programs:

Wright Brothers National Memorial:

April 22-29 daily at 11:00 […]

27 12, 2017

Wright Brothers National Memorial to Offer Free Admission on Six Days in 2018

Wright Brothers National Memorial announced today that it will offer six days without entrance fees in 2018.

The 2018 entrance fee free days are:

  • January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 21: First Day of National Park Week
  • August 19: National Aviation Day
  • September 22: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • December 17: 115th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight

“2018 is guaranteed to be an exciting year at Wright Brothers National Memorial,” said National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac. “Entrance fees will be waived on six fee free days, staff will continue working with our valuable partners to hold inspiring National Aviation Day and first flight anniversary events, and there will a grand reopening of the park’s visitor center next year.”

Bring your family and friends to Wright Brothers National Memorial, site of the first powered flight, and learn more about this great nation’s aviation […]

10 12, 2017

One Week Until The Wright Brothers’ First Flight Anniversary Event!

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, the First Flight Society and the National Park Service (NPS) will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 114th anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered flight. The event takes place at the tent area south of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center parking area and park entrance fees will be waived for the day.

Scheduled events for the day include:

8:30 a.m. – The observance begins with a patriotic musical prelude by the Northeastern High School Band from Elizabeth City, NC.

8:45 a.m. – The formal program will commemorate the Wrights’ achievement. Arthur Lamothe, President of the First Flight Society, will open the program; the Civil Air Patrol, NC and VA Wings will present the colors; Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technology will lead the pledge of allegiance; Graham Outten will lead the National Anthem; and […]

1 12, 2017

Today is #GivingTuesday!

Please join us in supporting the First Flight Society today, #GivingTuesday.

Throughout the year First Flight Society, Incorporated works to promote the Wright Brothers’ legacy and to educate future aviators in the wonders of flight.

What:  #GivingTuesday

When: November 28, 2017

Where: Online at https://www.razoo.com/organization/First-Flight-Society-Incorporated

 

You can also like us on Facebook @FirstFlightSociety and Follow us on Twitter @KittyHawkDec17.

Donations are open and all donations count toward our #GivingTuesday totals!

21 11, 2017

Join Us for #Giving Tuesday Next Tuesday!

Throughout the year First Flight Society, Incorporated works to promote the Wright Brothers’ legacy and to educate future aviators in the wonders of flight.  You can join us in supporting the First Flight Society for #GivingTuesday on November 28, 2017.

What:  #GivingTuesday

When: November 28, 2017

Where: Online at https://www.razoo.com/organization/First-Flight-Society-Incorporated

 

You can also like us on Facebook @FirstFlightSociety and Follow us on Twitter @KittyHawkDec17.

Early donations are open so if you’d like to give now, all donations count toward our #GivingTuesday totals!

14 11, 2017

What If We All Gave On One Day?

What if we all gave on one day?

We can!  Tuesday, November 28, the first day after Thanksgiving, is designated as Giving Tuesday, when our community will come together for 24 hours of unprecedented giving.  You can support the First Flight Society – one of the non-profit organizations participating in #GivingTuesday – by saving the date to make an online donation November 28, 2017 at: https://www.razoo.com/organization/First-Flight-Society-Incorporated.

22 10, 2017

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