FIRST FLIGHT SOCIETY FORMS NEW ALLIANCE WITH
ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY’S
DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION EDUCATION
The Tuskegee Airmen, the Apollo 11 astronauts, Amelia Earhart: these are just a sampling of the historic portraits hanging along the wall of the second floor of Elizabeth City State University’s STEM Complex, celebrating the pioneers of aviation.
They are part of a collection of 75 portraits that are on loan from the First Flight Society. The loan of the portraits are thanks to a Memorandum of Agreement between the organization and ECSU.
The First Flight Society, […]
CANDY BOMBER HONORED BY FIRST FLIGHT SOCIETY
On December 17, 2019 the First Flight Society will honor Colonel Gail S. “Hal” Halvorsen, USAF (Ret) as the latest aviation pioneer inducted into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine as part of the 116th Anniversary Celebration of the first powered flight and the legacy of Orville and Wilbur Wright.. The First Flight Society selected Col. Halversen to honor all the flight and support crews who participated in the Berlin Airlift, and to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift, lasting 15 months in 1948 – 1949 as part of a joint operation including members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, British Royal Air Force and U.S. Army Transport Command.
Colonel Halvorsen, officer and command pilot, has received numerous awards for his role in “Little Vittles”. Halvorsen has also […]
We have had an exciting year so far, but we have more exciting events and announcements coming!
New FFS Member Program Coming Soon!
Wright Brothers Play Nov.2nd & 3rd, 2019 at ECSU’s GR Little Theater
116th Anniversary of Flight December 17th
CELEBRATE NATIONAL AVIATION DAY AND ORVILLE WRIGHT’S BIRTHDAY
WITH THE FIRST FLIGHT SOCIETY!
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
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!
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE RE-CREATES PUBLIC VIEWING OF THE LUNAR LANDING FROM JULY 20, 1969!
Re-live the historical moment when man set foot on the moon from the exact location where the Wright Brothers achieved the first successful flight!
You can see pictures from the original 1969 event at www.nps.gov/wrbr.
Wright Brothers National Memorial, in partnership with Outer Banks Forever, First Flight Foundation, and First Flight Society, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a series of events from July 18-20.
The anniversary weekend launches the evening of July 18th with a special space-themed movie showing at Dowdy Park in Nags Head, sponsored by the First Flight Foundation. Special space-themed ranger-programs will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
On July 20th, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the public is invited to watch a special rebroadcast of the news coverage of the original lunar landing outside the visitor center. Some visitors may remember that 50 years ago, on the evening of July 20, 1969, Wright Brothers National Memorial hosted a live […]