Category Archive for: ‘Announcements’

David McCullough will receive the National Aviation Hall of Fame Combs-Gates Award for the award winning book, The Wright Brothers. We are thrilled that the legacy of Wilbur and Orville Wright continues to soar and inspire.

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2016 09 27 12.48.48

Photo Celebration National Aviation Day WBNM 2016

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2016 National Aviation Day at WBNM

August 19th is National Aviation Day.  This day, is also Orville Wright’s birthday! Celebrate National Aviation Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial.  Free admission at WBNM. 2016 is the centennial for the National Park Service and US Coast Guard Aviation. All-Day Activities: Junior Ranger Program: Kids can pick-up a junior ranger booklet, learn about the Wright brothers to complete the activities, and …

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2016 06 29 18.43.21

AOPA 2016 Beaufort, NC Fly-In

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Lost Wright Patent Documents Found

We are “sky high” to report the missing/lost patent documents of the Wright Flying Machine have been found and will return to public display. Patent Found https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/lost-plans-for-wright-brothers-flying-machine-found-after-36-years/2016/04/02/e526fd56-f6b2-11e5-9804-537defcc3cf6_story.html

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AOPA Fly-Ins 2016

Always a great time!  Fly. Volunteer.  Meet/Greet/Mingle.  And Don’t Forget the Pancakes! May 21st   Michael J Smith Field (KMRH)    Beaufort, NC Aug. 20th Bremerton National Airport (KPWT)  Bremerton, WA Sept. 17th WK Kellogg Airport (KBTL) Battle Creek, MI Oct. 1st      Ernest A. Love Field (KPRC) Prescott, AZ

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January Aviation Milestone

Igor Sikorsky’s Sikorsky R-4 took its first flight January 13, 1942.  This American two-place helicopter had a single, three blade main rotor powered by a radial engine.  Originally, this was the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300. Once modified, it became the world’s first mass produced helicopter. An exhibit including Sikorsky and Orville Wright can be found in the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, …

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December Aviation History

December marks numerous aviation milestones. December 1892-The Wright brothers open their first bicycle shop. December 8, 1903-Samuel P. Langley’s Aerodrome, piloted by Charles Manley, crashes into the Potomac River. December 17, 1903-The Wright Flyer takes off at 10:35 am for the world’s first powered, manned, controlled, sustained, heavier than air,  flight for 12 seconds and 120 ft. December 27, 1906-French …

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September Aviation Notes

September 25, 1903  The Wright brothers arrive in kitty Hawk, NC, to prepare for their historic flight. September 15, 1904   Orville Wright makes the first turn with an airplane.  Wilbur makes the first circle five days later. September 23, 1911    The first air mail in the U.S. was carried by Eagle Ovington. September 2, 1916      Airplanes communicate via radio for …

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August Aviation History Notes

August 8, 1908-Wilbur Wright makes his first test flight in Europe at Champs d’Auvours, France. August 29, 1909-Glenn Curtiss winds speed tests in Rheims, France. August 1, 1911-Harriet Quimby is the first American woman to receive a U.S. Federation Aeronautique pilot’s license. Augusts 26, 1914-Igor Sikorsky flies the first four-engine aircraft, the Grand. August 21, 1922-Lawrence Sperry drops landing gear …

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