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17 12, 2022

Wright Brothers Day

December 17 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm UTC+0

Celebrate Wright Brothers Day on December 17th, 2022 at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

Details

Date:
December 17
Time:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Cost:
FREE
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Website:
https://wrightbrothersday.org

Organizer

First Flight Society
Phone:
252-441-1903
Email:
admin@firstflight.org
Website:
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Wright Brothers National Memorial

1000 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States
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3 05, 2022

Save the Date for National Aviation Day, August 19th, 2022!

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. 

Free and fun for the whole family. Event hours will be 10:00 AM-3:00 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.

10 01, 2022

Welcome our Latest Lifetime members!

First Flight Society wants to welcome our newest Lifetime Members from 2021 and so far in 2022.

Breynn Hope Bailey, Manteo, NC

James Jordan Hennessy, Kitty Hawk, NC

Mark Kevin Jacob, East Lansing, MI

These three join hundreds of Lifetime Members, both current and past. All Lifetime Members receive:

  • Wall plaque signifying Lifetime Membership
  • Special First Flight Society Pin with Ruby
  • First Flight Society Hat
  • 8 x 10 photo of the First Flight
  • Discounts on FFS store items
  • Listing on the First Flight Society website
  • Access to Member section of the website
  • VIP status at our events

First Flight Society is proud to have our members help the Society preserve the legacy of the Wright Brothers through our programs, events and educational initiatives.

For a complete list of Lifetime Members please go […]

28 12, 2021

Sally K Ride

Inducted in 2021

Sally Ride was the first American woman to fly in space.

1951-2012

Sally Ride was born May 26, 1951, in California. After high school, she went to Stanford University in California. She earned degrees in physics. NASA began looking for women astronauts in 1977. Sally Ride decided to apply for the job and she was one of six women picked.

Dr. Ride was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in January 1978. In August 1979, she completed a one-year training and evaluation period, making her eligible for assignment as a Mission Specialist on future space shuttle flight crews. She subsequently performed as an on-orbit Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) on the STS-2 and STS-3 missions.

Dr Ride was a Mission Specialist on STS-7 in 1983 […]

17 12, 2021

Wright Brothers Day

December 17, 2021 9:00 am 5:00 pm EST

Celebrate Wright Brothers Day on December 17th, 2021 at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

Organizers

First Flight Society
Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial

1000 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website
31 10, 2021

Save the Date for Wright Brothers Day 2021

Every December 17th, The First Flight Society celebrates the Anniversary of powered flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. This day is also known as Wright Brothers Day.
Sally K Ride, has been named the 2021 Honoree to be inducted into the Dr. Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine located in the Museum and Visitors Center at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, USA.This honor is selected annually by a high-level panel appointed by the First Flight Society, from among numerous nominations submitted from around the world as well as compiled lists of qualified candidates. The induction ceremony will be held on Wright Brothers Day, December 17, 2021, with a celebration Luncheon held that afternoon in Kitty Hawk. A portrait of Sally Ride will be unveiled and presented at the morning ceremony on December 17th, celebrating the 118th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Flight.

The event will […]
7 07, 2021

Win a Once in a Lifetime Experience to fly in a WWII P-51 Fighter!

Win a Once in a Lifetime Experience to fly in a WWII P-51 Fighter!

Enter today for your chance to fly in a WWII P-51 Fighter!

This is your chance to fly in the same type of aircraft as some of our First Flight Society Honorees such as the “Red Tail” Tuskegee airmen, including General Benjamin Davis, USAF and Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, USAF, as well as such other famous flyer Honorees as Col. Jacqueline Cochran, USAF (Former WASP), Maj. Gen. Robert White, USAF, and Brig. Gen. Charles Yeager, USAF! The Stallion 51 Corporation offers a rare and exhilarating hands-on P-51 flight experience. The winner can schedule the experience up to 12 months after winning and the prize award includes $600 towards your expenses to travel to the Orlando, Florida area for the experience. Also included as part of the ride package will be a Stallion […]

30 05, 2021

Become a Founding Member of Club 1903

The Power of 1903 ($19.03)

Make a recurring or even a one time gift of $19.03 and become a founding member of Club 1903 supporting the First Flight Society. In cooperation with GoFundMe we are raising money to benefit First Flight Society, and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to our organization.

The First Flight Society’s primary mission is to memorialize Orville and Wilbur Wright, first in the world to successfully achieve powered flight in a heavier than air machine, on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. First Flight Society invites and promotes visits to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, so all may see the birthplace of powered flight. First Flight Society contributes to the advancement of aviation through programs, activities, education and the arts.

Your donation will help us tell the story of the Wright Brothers to children and adults […]