- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) - The First Flight Society and the National Park Service are marking the 111th anniversary of the first powered flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright with several events in Kill Devil Hills.

The events will be held Wednesday at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center and Park. Entrance fees are waived for the day.

Events include a meet-and-greet with members of the Wright family; a wreath-laying ceremony; an aviation flyover tribute and a keynote speech by Dr. Peggy Chabrian, president and founder of Women in Aviation International.

Chabrian will pay tribute to Col. Mary Feik of the Civil Air Patrol, who is this year’s inductee into the First Flight Society’s Paul E. Gerber First Flight Shrine.

Wilbur and Orville Wright achieved the first successful airplane flights in 1903.

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