4545 Airport Dr. NW Wilson, NC

May 23rd through May 27th 2018

CHANGES to 2018 event

The First change you found: We opened up our newly built FIF website where everyone will be able to pre-register as a pilot, rent tents, reserve tables and fans, reserve RV spot, purchase additional shirts and much more. 

Biggest change to the 2018 event... After much thought and a LOT of request from past years attendees, we have elected to put a cap on the number of registered pilots at this years event. Though we can certainly accommodate more pilots and we have a huge facility to hold the event, we have decided to keep the number of pilots at a level that reduces wait time on the start up line, and allows more flying time for everyone. This also enables us to stay with the current process of allowing more pilots/groups to have their own tent. Based on passed years events and input from many pilots, we have decided to keep the count at 130 registered pilots. 

We're looking forward to another great year in Wilson and 5 days of flying, fellowship and fun.

About Us

 The First in Flight Jet Rally is a large, annual gathering of radio-control jet enthusiasts at the Wilson Industrial Air Center during the week preceding Memorial Day. This five day event features hundreds of RC turbine-powered jets being flown by top pilots from all over the country. The general public is invited and admission is free. You've never seen anything quite like this before so be sure to bring your friends and neighbors!   Feel free to check out our Facebook Page for more info as well


- Free for the Public

- Many hotels, restaurants, & stores nearby

- Motorhomes and campers welcome

- 5 full days of flying 

- 1000 acre, unobstructed overfly area

- Fly from a huge 4500’ x 150’ main runway

- Pre-paid tent rentals available

- Overnight model aircraft storage

- Jet-A sales on-site


Feel Free to download the 2018 First in Flight Flyer and pass them out around town to help spread the word!

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Larry Lewis 

Contest Director