First Flight Society News & Events

Wright Brother's Memorial

The Wright Brothers Monument at Wright Brothers National Memorial is a striking Art Deco style structure that commemorates the first sustained flight in a heavier-than-air machine on December 17, 1903. Made of granite and over 60 feet high, it is perched dramatically on the top of a grassy hill in the Kill Devil Hills area of the Outer Banks of North Carolina between Nags Head and Kitty Hawk.

Upcoming Events

Announcing the First Flight Society's 2014 International Young Aviation Artist Contest! Click here for details!

Wilbur Wrights Birthday – Wednesday, April 16th was celebrated at the Wright Brothers National Memorial with music by The Flying Musicians, Birthday cake, Special tours and activities.  It was a great day and much fun!!!
AND…the winners of the First Flight Society 2013 International Aviation Artist Contest were announced and their artwork displayed at the Visitors Center at Wright Brothers National Memorial!
Congratulations to the 2013 Winners!  Leah Haywood and Rylee Lundy, students at First Flight Elementary, and taught by art teacher Martha Bucher, and Kenneth Sefiani from Mahopac Middle School, Mahopac, NY!!!
Renowned local artist Glenn Eure made the announcement and presentation accompanied by Supervisory Park Ranger, Josh Boles. 
Each winner was presented with a signed print and certificate created by Glenn Eure!
Amelia Burkley of Kill Devil Hills, with her beautiful voice and talent, joined John Zapp, of The Flying Musicians and other performers at the FlyIn Music Jam. 
Check out the video by Max Radio’s, Douglas Kenyon at
Thank you Doug!
Thank you to all who attended this fun event!!! 

August 19, 2014 - Celebrate National Aviation Day – Orville Wright’s Birthday at Wright Brother’s National Memorial.  See where the First Powered Flight took place!
*  RadioActive Airshows – Model Aircraft Display, Simulator AND Model Aircraft and first ever model flying event at the same location where Orville and Wilbur   Wright flew!!!
*  Former Astronaut, Dr. Don Thomas returns!!  Hear his lecture about a Woodpecker and the Space Shuttle and science experiments for the kids!
*  Display of General Aviation Aircraft!
*  Do you want to take your First Flight?
Come to Wright Brothers National Memorial to learn more!
The following organizations are also participating.
EAA Young Eagles
Civil Air Patrol
Piper Aircraft
NC State UAV's/NextGen Aircraft
Pilots for Christ
Liberty University Aviation Dept.
Power PARA Gliders
We are waiting confirmation on the following:
VMV-2 Military UAV
Rotor Copters
Airwolf Flight School
Cessna Aircraft Co.
The 99's
Academy of Model Aeronautics Education Make it and Take it Program


110th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion Coin now available!

110 Anniversary Commemorative Medallion

This is a limited edition numbered Medallion Coin offered exclusively by the First Flight Society. The coin features the 1903 Wright Flyer on December 17, 1903 (obverse) and the First Flight Society Logo (reverse).It is offered in Merlin Gold/Brass, Bronze, Silver* and Gold*.

All coins are encapsulated and packaged in a custom-designed presentation case.

► Click Here to download the Coin Order Form

All events subject to change.