First Flight Society Celebrates National Aviation Day 2023 On Saturday, August 19th

KITTY HAWK, N.C. - July 19, 2023 - PRLog -- The First Flight Society announced the 5th annual National Aviation Day at Dare County Regional Airport on August 19th, 2023. The event runs from 10AM-3PM and consists of Airplane Displays, Exhibitors, Speakers, and Food Trucks. The mission of the celebration is to provide a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring, and celebrating the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers and helping educate the world about aviation. NAD is a free event aimed at all ages.

Speakers at the event include historian Larry Tise, FFS Event chair Tony Bruno and FFS Board member Danny Couch. Mr. Tise's lectures will focus on Orville and Katharine Wright. His morning talk will be "'Sterchens': The Wright brothers and their sister Katharine" and "After Wilbur: Orville and Katharine". Mr. Bruno will speak about Aviation history of the Outer Banks, while Mr. Couch will talk about "Billy Mitchell – father of the Air Force".

Confirmed exhibitors include Kitty Hawk Kites, Civil Air Patrol, Military Aviation Museum, Elizabeth City State University, Dare County Radio Control Flyers, Dare County, PaperPie, and Beach Gypsy Designs.

NAD is also Orville Wright's birthday. Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt was the creator of National Aviation Day, deciding for the first time in 1939 that the nation should celebrate the growth and advancements being made in aviation. Mr. Wright, born in 1871, was still alive when the proclamation was first issued. Katharine Wright, sister of Orville and Wilbur was also born on August 19th, but in 1874.

Dare County Regional airport (MQI) is located at 410 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954.

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The First Flight Society's mission is: We tell the story of the Wright Brothers through community events, education, and the commemoration of the world's very first powered flight, in Kitty Hawk, NC.

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