First Flight Centennial
The official site of the Centennial Foundation has information about the celebration at Kitty Hawk, including ticket information, an online store, history of the Wright Brothers Monument, and an archived online newsletter.
Centennial of Flight
The U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission web site offers many photo-essays covering the history of powered flight, along with film clips of the Wright Brothers' flights, and a searchable timeline.
North Carolina Centennial of Flight
The NC Centennial of Flight Commission web site is a great starting place to find resources specific to North Carolina's Centennial Celebration. The site offers links to state government departments that are involved in the First Flight Centennial.
Into the Blue
The North Carolina Museum of Art began a "year-long celebration of flight and imagination" called Into the Blue in April, offering films, lectures, and family events. In November, the museum will open their Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight exhibition.
First to Fly: North Carolina and the Beginnings of Aviation
Thomas C. Parramore
First to Fly explores North Carolina's history of aviation through in-depth stories of Tarheel inventors, pilots, and exhibitionists. Full of information about early NC newspapers that covered flight events, Parramore's book is the perfect research tool for both teenagers and adults.
First in Flight: The Wright Brothers in North Carolina
In First in Flight, Stephen Kirk gives a detailed account of the Wright Brothers' experience on the Outer Banks. In addition to telling the story of Wilbur and Orville, Kirk shares the contributions of many Kitty Hawk residents who helped the Wrights achieve their dream of flight.
Primary Materials from the North Carolina State Archives' Holdings
Reginald A. Fessendon Papers, 1887-1935
Governor's Papers, J. Melvill Broughton, 1941-1945
Division of Historical Resources Photograph Collection
Fiftieth Anniversary of Powered Flight Commission Papers