First Flight Centennial Celebration
December 12-17, 2003
By investing in capital improvements and educational programming at Wright Brothers National Memorial, the site of the first flight, our contributors recognized the importance of inspiring the next generation of innovators. With their support of the Celebration, these friends are commemorating two brothers who changed the world.
Thanks to our U.S. Mint Commemorative Coin program, contributions to Foundation projects were matched – dollar for dollar. We salute these Official First Flight Centennial sponsors and donors for their wise and effective investment to create the legacy of an improved Wright Brothers National Memorial.
Mr. Harry B. Combs
Noted Pilot, Author and Former President, Gates Learjet Corporation
As a gift to the American people, a full-scale, Mr. Combs donated an authentic reproduction of the Wright Flyer for permanent display at Wright Brothers National Memorial.
First Flight Centennial Foundation
Board Members and Volunteers
We are grateful to our Board Members and Campaign Volunteers for their generous gifts of time, expertise and financial support.