First Flight Day/Wings Awards

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We celebrate and honor of the first flight by a powered aircraft in Fort Worth on January 12, 1911.

On this day in 1911, Roland Garros of the Moisant International Aviators performs the first powered flight in Fort Worth in a Bleriot XI, The Statue of Liberty.

The flight occurred at the Fort Worth Driving Park and 17,000 people were on hand to witness the event. The Driving Park was located in an area that is now occupied by the parking lot behind Montgomery Plaza on West 7th Street. A Texas Historical Marker commemorating the event was dedicated in 2014.

The Wings Award is a recognition for people or organizations that have made a significant contribution to saving or promoting our North Texas Aviation Heritage. We do this every year as part of our annual First Flight Day commemorations.

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Date And Time

01-14-2023 @ 12:00 AM to
01-14-2023 @ 12:00 AM

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