News Releases

The following Press Releases and News Articles provide information on the Wright brothers, Wright Brothers National Memorial, First Flight Centennial review, and other aviation-related topics.

June 1, 2011-East Carolina Bank Registers as Ground Crew Sponsor

May 30, 2011-Suzanne Tate Continues Wright Family Ties in Soaring 100

May 19, 2011-Wolf Aviation Fund Supports Soaring Symposium

May 1, 2011 – Kitty Dunes Soars High as Soaring 100 Sponsor

February 21, 2011 – Soaring 100 News- Barnaby Lecture

September 24, 2010 – Soaring 100, It’s a Go!

June 16, 2008 – Monument To Open Following Restoration Provided By First Flight Foundation

June 4, 2008 – First Flight Foundation Picks Up International Prize Flight Foundation

April 16, 2008 – Lisa Loy joins First Flight Foundation Board

April 3, 2008 – Tourism Pioneer Becomes First Flight Foundation President

January 18, 2008 – Great grandniece of Wilbur and Orville Wright joins First Flight Foundation Board of Directors

December 18, 2007 – Wright Brothers National Memorial To Get Facelift

January 1, 2006 – First Flight Foundation Moves to Outer Banks

December 15, 2003 – Wright Brothers Sculpture Dedication Rescheduled for December 16

December 12, 2003 – 100 Aviation Heroes Named

December 9, 2003 – December 17 Programming Announced

December 9, 2003 – December 16 Programming Announced

December 9, 2003 – December 15 Programming Announced

December 9, 2003 – December 14 Programming Announced

December 8, 2003 – December 13 Programming Announced

December 8, 2003 – Flyover Aircraft Announced

December 5, 2003 – Remaining Centennial Tickets to be Sold at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Visitor Center in Manteo, NC Starting December 8 at 9 a.m.

December 4, 2003 – Wright Brothers NMEM to Close Dec 8-11 for Centennial Preparations

December 2, 2003 – Transportation Plan Update

December 2, 2003 December 16 Tickets Sold Out – Tickets still available for Dec. 13-15

November 26, 2003 – Last Day to Purchase Advance Tickets is December 7

November 24, 2003 – Centennial Circle Seats Still Available

November 18, 2003 – Local Entertainers Featured as Part of Centennial Performer Groups

November 18, 2003 – Harry Combs’ Gift of Flight

November 7, 2003 – Centennial Air Performers Announced

November 7, 2003 – NCDOT Announces Transportation Plan

November 4, 2003 – “A Moment in Time” Takes Flight

October 31, 2003 – Michelle Branch to Perform on December 12 Centennial Event Day

October 31, 2003 – Schedule Set for Friday December 12 Centennial Event Day

October 29, 2003 – Centennial Celebration Exhibits

October 29, 2003 – Ticket Sales Update

October 28, 2003 – John Travolta to Serve as Master of Ceremonies for December 17

October 17, 2003 – Lee Greenwood to Appear at Centennial Event

October 17, 2003 – Ticket Sales Update

October 8, 2003 December 17 Tickets Sold Out – Tickets still available for Dec. 13-16

October 7, 2003 – Commemoration of 1902 Wright Glider

October 1, 2003 – Life-Size Sculpture to Depict Wright Brothers’ First Flight

September 25, 2003 – Ticket Sales Update

September 23, 2003 – First Flight Centennial Planning Stays on Schedule

September 4, 2003 – Ticket Sales Soar Worldwide, Only 10,000 Tickets Remain for 12/17

August 25, 2003 – Ticket Sales Update

August 18, 2003 – Ticket Sales Update

August 12, 2003 – Ticket Sales Update

August 12, 2003 – National Aviation Day

August 8, 2003 – Ray Charles cancellation

August 8, 2003 – Volunteer Center

August 7, 2003 – Rockefeller Center

August 1, 2003 – Cirrus Donation

July 25, 2003 – Beach Boys Announced

July 23, 2003 – Park Visitation Increase

July 17, 2003 – NC Museum of History Events and Exhibits

July 7, 2003 – Ticket Sales Update

June 25, 2003 – Ticket Sales Update

June 21, 2003 – Air Race Classic

June 13, 2003 – Kite Festival

June 10, 2003 – Ray Charles Announcement

June 4, 2003 – Women Aviators Exhibit

June 2, 2003 – U.S. Coast Guard Band Concert

May 29, 2003 – 100 Heroes Announcement

May 22, 2003 – First Flight Stamp Release

May 20, 2003 – Dare County Performance Release

May 20, 2003 – National Air Tour

May 16, 2003 – Martha King Release

May 15, 2003 – Pavilion Ribbon Cutting

May 13, 2003 – National Commission Meeting Media Avisory

May 6, 2003 – Charles Taylor Flight

May 5, 2003 – AOPA Pilot Booth Opening

April 24, 2003 – Ticket Release

April 9, 2003 – Raleigh Boy Choir

April 9, 2003 – Wilbur’s Birthday

March 27, 2003 – Temptations And Tippin Announcement

March 21, 2003 – Centennial Fee Restructured

March 20, 2003 – Women In Aviation Follow-up

March 7, 2003 – Women In Aviation

March 6, 2003 – Women In Aviation Media Advisory

February 27, 2003 – Centennial Volunteer Recruitment

February 27, 2003 – Tuskegee Program To Be Aired

February 26, 2003 – Tuskegee First Flight Shrine Induction Release

February 24, 2003 – Tuskegee Followup

February 19, 2003 – Ticket Announcement

February 18, 2003 – Tuskegee Alert

February 12, 2003 – Tuskegee Release

February 10, 2003 – Handbook

February 7, 2003 – Centennial Plan Launch

January 13, 2003 – WRBR Fee Change

December 12, 2002 – Golden Knights

December 12, 2002 – U.S. Mint Display

October 10, 2002 – Airstrip Road Closure

June 20, 2002 – Ultra Light Flights