Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2013’

Bobby Gentry

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Board Member/Finance Committee

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Mr. Harry B. Combs

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Harry Combs’ Gift Brings the Flyer Home Harry Combs’ Gift Brings the Flyer Home Thanks to the generosity of Harry B. Combs, a full-scale, authentic reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer will become a permanent exhibit at Wright Brothers National Memorial. Combs, noted pilot, author and former president of Gates Learjet Corporation, donated the accurate Flyer reproduction as a gift …

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Darrell Collins

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Historian – Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Wolf Aviation Fund

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Kitty Hawk, NC    The First Flight Foundation is a 2011 recipient of the Wolf Aviation Fund for Soaring 100, which commemorates the international centennial celebration of Orville Wright’s world record glider flight of October 24, 1911. The public event will be held at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Jockey’s Ridge State Park (JRSP) on the Outer Banks of NC October 21-24. …

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Paul Dees

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Paul Dees had his first soaring flight in a hang glider in 1984 on the California coast, ten years after his first attempt to fly a homebuilt bamboo hang glider.  He was a basic instructor at Kitty Hawk Kites prior to earning his MS in Aeronautical Engineering. It was a challenge leaving the Outer Banks to start graduate school, but this did …

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Dr. Bernd Lukasch

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Under Lukasch’s leadership the museum has been awarded the title “National Memorial” by the State Minister for Culture and Media of the Federal Republic of Germany.  In 1999, the museum was the first in the former East Germany to be awarded the “European Museum of the Year Award – Special Commendation” by the European Museum Forum.  Bernd Lukasch is vice chairman of …

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John D. Anderson, Jr., PhD

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Dr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Degree from the University of Florida. He attended the Ohio State University under the National Science Foundation and NASA Fellowships, graduating with a Ph.D in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. From 1959 to 1962, he was a Lieutenant and Task Scientist at the Aerospace Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In 1966, he joined the U. S. Naval …

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Tom Crouch, Ph.D.

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Born in Dayton, OH, the birthplace and home of the Wright Brothers, it seemed pre-determined that Tom Crouch would be a curator of history and education of flight and aviation. Beginning in 1998, Crouch has served as the Senior Curator of the Division of Aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum. A Smithsonian employee since 1974, he has served …

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Dare County Board of Commissioners Sign Soaring 100 Proclamation

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June 6, 2011, Dare County Board of Commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing the historical and cultural significance of Soaring 100 and designating October as Soaring Heritage Month.  The proclamation summarized the Wrights’ work on the Outer Banks, aviation “firsts” and continuing legacy, the partnership of aviation organizations to present the centennial, that soaring is the most environmentally friendly form of aviation, …

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