Anniversary of the Wright Brothers' First Flight

1000 North Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 473-2111

One of the Outer Banks’s biggest claims to fame is the 12 seconds in 1903 that revolutionized the world. The Wright Brothers’ first flight in Kill Devil Hills broke barriers in technology and paved the way for aviation developments. Join the First Flight Society for their annual celebration of Orville and Wilbur Wrights’ achievements on the anniversary of the first flight. Admission to the Wright Brothers National Memorial Park is free on December 17, and there is a special anniversary program. Each year a different aviation honoree is recognized, and guest speakers include notable icons. Join the National Park Service and the First Flight Society as they celebrate aviation and local history.