You can donate up to 10 a.m. Eastern time on Dec. 17 for a chance to win the flight. The winner will be chosen at 11 a.m. that same day.
The winner can schedule the flight up to 12 months after winning. The prize award includes $600 towards your expenses to travel to Orlando, Florida. Also included as part of the ride package will be a Stallion 51 jacket, T-shirt and cap.
The entire experience takes approximately three hours. The instructor will begin with a preflight briefing where he will customize your flight profile, based on your experience, expertise, and expectations.
Once in flight, you will be invited to do the majority of the flying yourself – from basic maneuvering to high performance aerobatics. Following the flight, a debrief occurs where you can log your flight time if you’re a pilot and review video of your flight from Stallion 51’s on-board camera system.
This color video includes three different camera views, inner-cockpit communication, and residual engine sounds. The video is yours to keep, along with a flight profile certificate and an autographed photo of the Mustang you piloted.
The winner will need to be at least 5’2” and no more than 6’5” tall, weigh no more than 270 pounds, and be in good health to participate in the flight. The winner must also complete all Stallion 51 standard paperwork and waivers in order to take the flight.
What is the First Flight Society?
Without the First Flight Society (FFS) there would not be a Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The Kill Devil Hills Memorial Association, later named First Flight Society, began as a group of local businessmen who successfully petitioned the US Congress to fund and build a monument to the Wright Brothers’ 1903 achievement. Today the FFS is a partner with the National Park Service at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.
Every Dec. 17 the society conducts a celebration at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. During the formal program an honoree is inducted into the Paul E. Garber Shrine displayed in the park’s museum. This year’s honoree, astronaut Sally Ride, will join such aviation luminaries as Charles Lindbergh, the Tuskegee Airmen, John Glenn, Katherine Johnson (Hidden Figures), and Col. Gail “the Candy Bomber” Halvorsen.
To win your chance, make a donation at Firstflight.tapkat.org/winp-51mustangflight. Donations range from $25 to $2,000 with your tickets increasing with each donation level. For $25, you get four tickets. For $2,000, you get 4,000 tickets. Use the promo code ORVILLE or MUSTANG to get even more tickets with your donation.