114th Annual Wright Brothers First Flight Celebration, December 17

Date: December 17, 2017

Time: 9:00 am

Gather at the exact site at the exact time as the historic flight to remember:

• 8:30 a.m. – Observance begins with a patriotic musical prelude

• 9:00 a.m. – Visitors Center opens as program commemorates the Wrights’ achievement and pays tribute to this years inductee into the First Flight Society’s Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine.

• 10:35 a.m. – Aviation flyover pays tribute to the Wright brothers at the documented exact moment of the Wrights’ first flight.

• 11:00 a.m. – Darrell Collins, NPS Historian, presides over the wreath-laying ceremony honoring the Wright brothers and witnesses of the first flight … at the exact spot where the famous first flight occurred.

Throughout the day, the park’s museum exhibits and activities provide interpretive talks in the Flight Room. Come be a part of history.


Wright Brothers National Memorial Museum
1000 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Contact: 252-441-1903

Website: https://www.firstflight.org/


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