Announcements & Videos
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...
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".
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...
Inside the Monument
Special Appreciation to the North Beach Sun for taking us "Inside" . North Beach Sun Monument Cover Story
The Wrights of North Carolina! Yes, we claim the brothers as our own North Carolinians. Only one facet of the "friendlier" rivalry with the state of Ohio. The feature article of this issue of Our State magazine recounts how the Wrights' time in North Carolina,...
The sculpture was a gift to the centennial and Wright legacy by the state of North Carolina. Sculptor, Stephen H. Smith Wright Brothers First Flight Centennial Memorial Commissioned by the State of North Carolina to celebrate the centennial Anniversary of flight...
The Monument, 85th Anniversary, November 19, 2017
In Commemoration Of The Conquest Of The Air By The Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright Conceived By Genius And Achieved Dauntless Resolution And Unconquerable Faith. The inscription around the base of the pylon atop Big Kill Devil Hill. November 19, 1932, Orville...
1911 Glider Glider Soars at NCMOH
Press Release Wright glider 1911
1928 25th Anniversary of the First Flight
NC-OH Joint Advocacy
OH-NC Joint Press Conference
Soaring 100 -1911 Glider building
Soaring 100 International Symposium
Aviation novices, enthusiasts, and professionals enjoyed a diverse program of aviation history developed by Dr. Tom Crouch, Ph.D., Senior Curator, Aeronautics, of the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. Dr. Crouch ,"The Birth of Gliding, Cayley to...
WWII Glider Pilot Still Soaring
Lt. Col. (RET) Al Hulstruck of the US Army WWII Glider Pilots, Silent Wings, joins Soaring 100 with an exhibit that he personally funded, built, and shares with aviation enthusiasts, historians, and the public. Hultruck has the distinction of serving as a US Army...
Fan Club News!
Paul and Beth Ann Schneider will attend Soaring 100 festivities October 21-24. They are coming from their home field of Heber City Airport (36U) in Utah. They have already booked accommodations for the week and signed up as Soaring 100 Volunteers.
Suzanne Tate Continues Wright Family Ties in Soaring 100
Outer Banks children’s book author and recipient of the 2011 Land of Beginnings Living Legend Award, Suzanne Tate, will be reading her two Wright inspired books as part of Soaring 100, October 21 – 24, 2011. Soaring 100 is the centennial celebration of Orville...