Celebrate National Aviation Day (NAD) at Dare County Regional Airport on August 19th, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Free Event!

Our 2023 Events

Wilbur Wright Day April 16th (Celebrated on April 14th)

National Aviation Day August 19th

Wright Brothers Day December 17th

Also be on the lookout for our Aviation Art Contest and This Years Sweepstakes!


Photos from NAD 2022

National Aviation Day 2022


99.1 The Sound (WVOD)-Doug Dino remote broadcast

AccessAerospace, LLC

Alert 5 Velo


Aviation Influence

Dare County

Dare County Radio Control Flyers

Elizabeth City Composite Squadron (Civil Air Patrol)

Elizabeth City State University-STEM lab

Kitty Hawk Kites

Naval Air Station Oceana– Flying a T-34

NCDOT: Division of Aviation

Tubbs Hot Dogs


NAD 2022 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors:

Publix at First Flight Square

The Argiroff Group at Keller Williams OBX

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, and would live another nine years. 

Interview with FFS President Mike Fonseca

Photos from NAD 2021

Can we count on you?

Opportunities are now available to be an annual sponsor for the 2023-2024 season. The major events will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2023 and December 17th, 2023.

The mission of our events 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.

Available sponsorship levels range from $1000 to a $10,000 level. Sponsor packages are based on the sponsor level. Sponsors are featured on the First Flight Society and event websites. Sponsors are featured at our two major events as well.

Contact Mike Fonseca today for more information on sponsorships at (252) 441-1903 or dec17@firstflight.org

Individuals Can be National Aviation Day Sponsors for as little as $100

National Aviation Day is brought to you by the First Flight Society.