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Taking Off

Taking Off-First Flight Live Stream

The First on the First!  December 1st, First Friday in Downtown Raleigh, our own Night at the Museum, Darrell Collins shared two First Flight programs. Collins shared the Wright story and the North Carolina Aviation story and made paper airplanes with 2,200 North Carolina school in 33 counties via live stream video.  Now that is a good day at school! …

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December 17, 2017 Commemoration

The 114th Commemoration of the First Flight- Sunday, December 17, 2017. Event Details and Schedule Location: The Tent south of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center (closed for renovation). All fees are waived for the day.  Park Hours 8:00-5:00 pm. The temporary visitor center/gift shop opens 9:00 am. 8:30 a.m. – Patriotic musical prelude by the Northeastern High School …

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The Monument 1932-2017

Orville Wright, joined by his family, attend the dedication of the monument to himself and Wilbur. November 19, 1932. Tell me more! http://firstflightfoundation.org/the-monument/    

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Lighting Artist Wright Brothers

WBNM Represents North Carolina- Light Art Grand Tour USA

50 States, 50 Monuments: Light Art Grand Tour USA, www.grandtour-usa.com and www.hofstetter.la

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Wright Brothers National Memorial Hosting Light Art Event

News Release Date: September 26, 2017 Contact: Sarah Blizzard Merrill, 252-475-9033 On Sunday October 1, 2017, Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter will illuminate Wright Brothers Monument as part of his Light Art Grand Tour USA. This special event is open to the public and admission to the park grounds is free from 5 to 10 pm. Schedule of Events: 5:30 …

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WWII Aircraft coming to RDU

NCDOT Release  September 22, 2017 RALEIGH –  Something special is coming to Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Oct. 19 for the public to experience – four genuine, still-flying World War II aircraft. The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation and the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority are proud to announce that the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour will be making a …

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Eclipse

Eclipse 2017

The 2017 Eclipse is August 21!  A lot of information and misinformation is “out there”. Visit the special eclipse page prepared by NASA for information, safety, and the science!  Next eclipse for the lower 48, is 2024. NASA ECLIPSE INFORMATION

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First Flight 1903

National Aviation Day 2017

Established in 1939 by President Franklin D. Rosevelt, National Aviation Day is celebrated August 19th, the birthday of Orville Wright.  National Aviation Day recognizes the work of Wilbur and Orville Wright and the continued development and advancement of aviation. At Wright Brothers National Memorial we have a full day of events SCHEDULED. In Dayton, OH-(AP) – The National Museum of the …

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Osh Kosh 2017

Darrell Collins, A Legacy of Greatness, is a feature speaker at the museum at the 2017 EAA AirVenture in Osh Kosh.  Collins is scheduled for six programs at the museum and will be speaking in front of the reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer.  The First Flight Foundation is proud to sponsor this gifted speaker and long-time friend to champion …

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The Wright Brothers at NC Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History debuted the new exhibit, The Wright Brothers, Dec. 17, 2016, in the permanent exhibit of North Carolina. The exhibit tells the Wright North Carolina story of 1900-1903, 1908, and 1911, and the monument construction at Wright Brothers National Memorial. The National Park Service has loaned the museum airfoils and bicycle chains from the Wright machines …

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