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

Fly-In Music Jam at Wright Brothers National Memorial - April 16, 2014

Have you flown into the First Flight Airport (KFFA) before? Now's your chance!

Fly over the area, visit the park and listen to musicians play next to the Pilot Facility at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

Join the Flying Musicians Association and other flying musicians, local musicians, students, the community and others as we host a Fly-In at First Flight Airport celebrating Wilbur Wright's Birthday. Fly in or drive in, gates open at 9 a.m. Bring your instruments and lets have some fun!


Introducing the First Annual Aviation Art Contest for Students in 4 age groups.The theme for the 2013 contest is:  The Wright Brothers' First Flight.

2013 is the 110th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Flight.  Think about the airplane the Wright Brothers flew; how that plane was built; that first flight; how the Wright Brothers made it to that day.  Let your artistic vision soar and create your own personal vision that celebrates the aviation experience.

Submissions are closed for 2013.   Click here for the rules.

For additional information about the 2014 contest, email the Society at:

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.

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