Category Archive for: ‘Announcements’

Lighting Artist Wright Brothers

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 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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Wright Brothers Historian joins Young Tarheel Historian Club

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Partnership to Display the WBNM 1903 Flyer

May 23, 2017.  The North Carolina Museum of History is the perfect partner for the care and display of the 1903 Wright Flyer during the renovations of the visitor center at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.  As the visitor center is closed (November 2016-fall 2018) for a major rehabilitation, all exhibits and artifacts have been relocated and stored.  The reproduction glider …

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113th Commemoration of the First Flight

113th Commemoration of the First Flight by Wilbur and Orville Wright Wright Brothers National Memorial December 17, 2016 9:00 am Free Admission to WBNM Also Celebrating The Centennial of the National Park Service and The Centennial of United States Coast Guard Aviation Keynote Speaker Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard 2016 Inductees to the Paul E. Gerber First …

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Air Safety-Bird/Wildlife Strikes

Bird Strikes The economic loss from wildlife strike over a 23-year period, 1990-2012, totaled $696 million in the US for civil aviation.  This estimate is not adjusted for inflation, reported strikes without costs reported, and non-reported strikes. FAQ’s When was the first bird strike reported? 1905, reported by Orville Wright Who reports wildlife strikes? Most bird strikes are reported by …

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