Call for Nominations for the 2024 Paul E Garber First Flight Shrine. Honorees for the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine are selected annually by a National Advisory Committee from a list of nominees submitted to the First Flight Society and public that is passed to the Committee for consideration. The committee accepts a letter […]
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Introducing the 2023 First Flight Society Board of Directors
The First Flight Society announces its Board of Directors for 2023. Most of the directors are from North Carolina. The newly elected Executive Committee consists of: President-Mike Fonseca Vice President-Paul Wright Jameson Finance Committee Chair- H Taylor Sugg Marketing/Membership Committee Chair-William “Bill” Douglas Education Committee Chair-Judith Fearing Events Committee Chair-Tony Bruno The rest of the 2023 […]
First Flight Society Announces 2022 Class of Honorary Members
KITTY HAWK, N.C. – Nov. 19, 2022 – The First Flight Society announces 4 new Honorary Members for 2022: Record holder Zara Rutherford, military pilot Nicole Malachowski, airplane collector Jerry Yagen and artist Gregory Kavalec. Zara Rutherford became the youngest female pilot to fly solo around the world and the first person to circumnavigate the […]
Make Plans to Celebrate Wright Brothers Day 2022!
Save the date! December 17th, 2022 is the 119th anniversary of powered flight. The First Flight Society will be honoring Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. as the 2022 Paul E Garber Shrine inductee. The Shrine is located in the Museum and Visitors Center at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, USA. This […]
First Flight Society Celebrates Wilbur Wright Day 2022 On April 16th
The First Flight Society announced the 1st annual Wilbur Wright Day at Currituck County Regional Airport on April 16th, 2022. The event runs from 12PM-3PM and features historian Larry Tise and other speakers. FFS will display the winning artwork of the 2022 FFS Youth Aviation Art Contest. The society will also introduce the first four […]
First Flight Society 2022 Young Artist Contest
Firsts in Aviation and Aerospace – Use Your Imagination!The First Flight Society invited Northeastern North Carolina students to participate in our 2022 Young Artist Contest. The Contest is an opportunity for Young Artists in Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pasquotank and Tyrrell Counties to express themselves artistically according to the selected theme. Teachers also have an […]
Benjamin O. Davis Jr Selected as 2022 Paul E Garber Shrine Honoree.
The First Flight Society announced today that Benjamin O. Davis Jr., has been named the 2022 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 […]
Introducing the 2022 First Flight Society Board of Directors
KITTY HAWK, N.C. – January 13, 2022 — The First Flight Society would like to announce its Board of Directors for 2022. Most of the directors are from North Carolina. The newly elected Executive Committee consists of: President-Mike Fonseca1st Vice President-Dr Charles Davidson2nd Vice President-William “Bill” DouglasTreasurer-H Taylor SuggSecretary-Paul Carr The rest of the 2022 […]