Category Archive for: ‘Announcements’

July Aviation Notables!

July 2, 1900-First Flight of the Zeppelin rigid airship. July 4, 1908-Glenn Curtiss flies the June Bug more than a mile. July 25, 1909-Louis Bleriot crosses the English Channel in his Bleriot. July 14-15,1919-The Vickers Vimy flies non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. July 15-22, 1933-Wiley Post flies his Lockheed Vega, Winnie Mae, solo around the world. July 28, 1935-The B-17 …

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June Aviation Historical Notes

June 13, 1910  Charles K. Hamilton flies the Curtiss Reims Racer from New York to Philadelphia. June 15, 1921   Bessie Coleman is the first African-American woman to receive a Federation Aeronautic Internationale pilot license. June 17, 1928   Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. June 12, 1934   Air Mail Act is signed by President Franklin …

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2015 USAF Academy Graduation

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CBS Sunday Morning (video), The Wright Brothers

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Five Wright Facts to Know (video) by David McCullough

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Mccullough Book Cover

David McCullough OBX Book Signing

Two time Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough will read from his new book (released May 2015) The Wright Brothers. McCullough will also sign books, and books will be available for sale. Sunday May 24, 3:00 p.m. First Flight High School, Veterans Drive Kill Devil Hills NC 27948 Talk and Reading 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Book Signing 4:00 p.m. to …

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Wright Brothers Mini-Series

We are pleased that American film icon and friend of American History, Tom Hanks is working with HBO to produce a mini-series based on The Wright Brothers, the latest classic in the making by two time Pulitzer winner, David McCullough.    

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April Aviation Highlights

April 6, 1912   Harriet Quimby is the first woman to fly across the English Channel. April 39, 1917 Pacific Aero Products changes its name to Boeing Aircraft Co.  President-William E. Boeing April 20, 1930 Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh set a transcontinental speed record from Los Angeles to New York in 14 hours, 45 minutes. April 8, 1931   Amelia Earhart …

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Donor Agmt Signing

Foundation Continues Monument Care

Foundation President, Will Plentl joins NPS Deputy Superintendent Mark Dowdle announcing a $12,500 donation of maintenance services for continued care and cleaning of the Pylon of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, affectionately referred to as “The Monument”.

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Centennial Exhibits Find New Home

We are pleased that exhibits from the 2003 Centennial, The Event of the Century, and Soaring 100 are now on permanent loan and exhibit at The NC Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC.  The exhibits were on exhibit for 10 years in the First Flight Centennial Pavilions at Wright Brothers National Memorial.  The pavilions, temporary facilities, have been removed.  Some exhibits …

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