Celebrate both National Aviation Day and Orville Wright’s Birthday on August 19th, 2021 in the Outer Banks.
Make plans to join First Flight Society for our National Aviation Day Event on August 19th. We will be celebrating National Aviation Day and Orville Wright’s birthday at the Dare County Regional Airport (MQI). There will be representatives from First Flight Society and several other Aviation and Outer Banks organizations, as well as educational displays. Exhibitors include Kitty Hawk Kites, Elizabeth City State University, and the Military Aviation Museum. The Military Aviation Museum will be bringing one of their World War II warbirds!
Free and fun for the whole family. Event hours will be 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.
The Dare County Airport is located at:
410 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954
Look out for more details here and through email and social media as we get closer.
Please RSVP on our Facebook event page.
Did you know that the First Flight, Harley-Davidson motorcycle and Ford Motor Co. all happened in 1903? That is the theme for this year’s motorcycle toy run on September 22.
FFS is supporting the event on our website and Facebook Page. Our President, Joe, is planning on participating in the ride!
If you ride: Registration is at Vertigo Tattoo in Mann’s Harbor with the ride heading to the Icarus Memorial, stopping for a photo op at the Wright Brothers Memorial, and ending at Mulligan’s Restaurant in Nags Head.
If you happen to be in the Nags Head area on the 22nd, toys can be dropped off by 1:00 p.m. at Mulligan’s Restaurant. Volunteers might be needed to help with the collection, parking, etc.; or take the opportunity at the Monument to talk with people about the Society.
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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