Wright Brothers event tickets on auction block

History-of-aviation fans who are missing out on the 100th anniversary celebration of the Wright Brothers flight in North Carolina have an extra opportunity, thanks to a Daniel Webster College donor.

The college is auctioning a pair of five-day tickets to the bash at Kitty Hawk on North Carolina’s Outer Banks – including admission to the sold-out commemoration on Wednesday, Dec. 17, which will include a re-enactment of the first flight of the Wright Flyer.

The auction is happening on eBay, and winds up at 3:02 p.m. today.

The tickets are Centennial Circle Member credentials allowing preferred access through the gate and the reserved seating area for all five days, beginning Saturday.

A series of entertainment and aviation-related events have been scheduled to mark the fact that it was on Kill Devil Hill that Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first heavier-than-air flight on Dec. 17, 1903, at 10:35 a.m.

The two tickets were recently donated by a “friend of the college” who had purchased them for $2,003, said Annette Kurman, director of public relations. The proceeds will go to the school.

She noted that pilots flying down to attend the event can tie down at Dare County Regional Airport. The sale is No. 2209769415 on eBay, and is listed as “2 First Flight Centennial Tickets.” For more information, call the school at 577-6625.