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 be from 9AM-5PM, both in person and online. The morning ceremonies will be from 9-11 at the WBNM park. Come out and see speakers from NASA Langley Research Center and Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego. Park admission will be free that day. There will be videos and livestreaming on Facebook Live. The morning ceremony will be capped off with a Flyover. Members and the public are invited to our Celebration luncheon in Kitty Hawk at 12 noon. Following the luncheon is our FFS Annual Membership meeting. 

Please start making plans to join us in the Outer Banks of North Carolina to “Celebrate the 12 Seconds That Changed the World”!