Kitty Hawk, NC The First Flight Foundation is a 2011 recipient of the Wolf Aviation Fund for Soaring 100, which commemorates the international centennial celebration of Orville Wright’s world record glider flight of October 24, 1911. The public event will be held at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Jockey’s Ridge State Park (JRSP) on the Outer Banks of NC October 21-24.
Alfred L. and Constance C. Wolf established the Wolf Aviation Fund to promote and support endeavors advancing general aviation through increased public knowledge by publications, seminars and informative avenues.
The Soaring 100 Centennial Celebration includes an international speakers’ symposium coordinated by Dr. Tom Crouch, Senior Curator, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum featuring leading historians of early aviation.
The award from the Wolf Aviation Fund will support the expenses of the Soaring 100 symposia. Learn more about the Wolf Aviation Fund at www.wolf-aviation.org.
“We are thrilled to be a recipient of the Wolf Aviation Fund. The grant process was nation-wide and very competitive,” said Lola Hilton, Executive Director of the First Flight Foundation, the lead organizer for Soaring 100.
“We are very proud to have been selected and are committed to being good stewards of the monies,” she added. “We are also honored to have Dr. Tom Crouch as coordinator of this prestigious symposium,” Hilton concluded.
Soaring 100 kicks off on October 21, at Jockey’s Ridge State Park (JRSP) with an esteemed “Landmark of Soaring” designation ceremony followed by a three-day celebration at Wright Brothers and JRSP. For information and event schedule, visit www.soaring100.com.