Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society
The Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society was formed in 1959 with the motto, "Birds Fly-Men Drink." Each year the society holds a party beginning the afternoon of 16 December and ending at 10:45 a.m. on 17 December, the exact time of what the society refers to as "the Wright Brothers  alleged first flight." During the evening program-which one writer described as the break between the cocktail party and the drink ing  that follows-the group has, on occasion, presented antiaviation awards to groups or individuals who the members feel have done the most to deter the advance of aviation . Many of the society members are pilots.
Jack Aulis, "Never-Fly Group Proves Members Can Fly High," Raleigh News and Observer, 17 Dec. 1971.
The Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society official website: http://manwillneverfly.com/ 
United Press International. "Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society Meets." The Times-News [Hendersonville, N.C.].December 17, 1966. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5jxPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VCMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5272%2C6126017  (accessed August 23, 2012).
Kozak, Catherine. "Tongue-in-cheek Man Will Never Fly society continues tradition." The Virginian-Pilot. December 16, 2007. http://hamptonroads.com/2007/12/tongue-cheek-man-will-never-fly-society-continues-tradition  (accessed August 23, 2012).
"MWNFMS logo." The Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society website. Circa 2008. http://manwillneverfly.com/images/sm_patch.gif  (accessed August 23, 2012).
1 January 2006 | Williford, Jo Ann