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Taking Off-First Flight Live Stream

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...

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December 17, 2017 Commemoration

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...

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The Monument 1932-2017

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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Wright Brothers National Memorial Hosting Light Art Event

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...

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WWII Aircraft coming to RDU

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...

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Eclipse 2017

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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National Aviation Day 2017

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....

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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...

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The Wright Brothers at NC Museum of History

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...

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Partnership to Display the WBNM 1903 Flyer

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...

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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...

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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...

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Wright Exhibit Debuts Dec. 17th at NC Museum of History

Wright Exhibit Debuts Dec. 17th at NC Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History will debut a new exhibit in its permanent North Carolina exhibit Dec. 17, 2016. The exhibit will be located under the museum's 1903 Wright Flyer reproduction.  The backdrop sets the theme of life in Kitty Hawk when the Wrights were...

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NPS names McCullough Honor

The National Park Service has awarded its highest civilian honor, Honorary Park Ranger, to David McCullough.  The award is bestowed for exceptional contributions. McCullough is a two time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner.  McCullough's most recent book,...

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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 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...

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