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Happy Birthday Wilbur Wright!

'The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who ... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space ... on the infinite highway of the air.” —Wilbur Wright [...]

Why Should You Donate to FFS?

Donate. You see this almost every day from one organization or another. You get telephone calls. You get letters. You see it on television. You hear it on the radio. Like most non profits we [...]

First Flight Society Celebrates #GivingTuesday.

This #GivingTuesday, First Flight Society will celebrate giving by asking for donations to our Annual Fund #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage [...]

Several New Events Coming Up!

OCT20 Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Reopening Details OCT28 The Outer Banks Halloween Parade Details NOV11 The Wright Brothers Musical Details DEC17 115th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers' First Flight Details  

Congratulations To Our Contest Winner!

We would like to congratulate Deborah Fecak of Kill Devil Hills for winning a copy of The Wright Brothers by David McCullough! Here is her winning picture:   Thanks to everyone who posted pictures to [...]

Please Join the First Flight Society!

Did you know that without the First Flight Society there would be no Wright Brothers National Memorial? There also wouldn't be an annual celebration on December 17th of each year. The First Flight Society was [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

National Aviation Day 2017

Here are photos from National Aviation Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, NC on Saturday, August 19th, 2017. First Flight Society would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and spectators who [...]

Happy 90th Birthday to Us!

The First Flight Society is 90 years old today. In 1927, a group of forward-thinking northeastern North Carolina business and civic leaders began an effort to preserve the original site of the Wright brothers’ flights [...]

You Can Now Donate to FFS Using Razoo.

Help us fund the 114th anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Flight being held December 17th, 2017. You can donate through the widget below or through the Razoo website at  

Wilbur’s Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILBUR! Fourth Graders at First Flight Elementary will be surprised to see Orville and Wilbur Wright drop by the classrooms on Tuesday, April 18 to recognize Wilbur Wright’s 150th birthday (April 16)! Representatives [...]


Be the First to be a Major Sponsor to First Flight Society! First Flight Society's programs, events and administrative expenses are made possible through your sponsorships.  Because of your sponsorship, First Flight Society has top [...]

Lifetime Member, William H. Whiteheart has received THE WRIGHT BROTHERS “MASTER PILOT” AWARD.   The prestigious Master Pilot award is given by the FAA to only the most experienced and able pilots  who embody the Wright Brothers’ spirit of dedication.  Bill is highly regarded not only by the First Flight Society, but also by the aviation community for his contributions as a pilot and as a community leader.  Congratulations, Bill and keep “dancing with the clouds” (G.C. Stokor)!