Happy National Aviation day!
On August 19, we celebrate the National Aviation day to give recognition to the pioneers of human flight.
The date coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright, who piloted the Wright Flyer. He and his brother Wilbur are credited for building the world’s first successful airplane with aircraft controls that enabled them to steer the plane.
Orville Wright made the first flight for 12 seconds and 120 feet around the site of Wright Brothers National Memorial on December 17, 1903.
They were not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft but they are the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed wing flight possible.
Now that humans could fly, they set new challenges – flying across oceans, around the world, and into space…
Let’s celebrate the history of aviation, remember how far we have come and support the future of aviation!
There are many ways to do this:
1 • Thank an aviation professional
Make their day by saying “thank you!” You can count among them the entire aviation network including air traffic control, ground crew, engineers, aircraft mechanics and operations specialists who are equally important in the aviation industry.
2 • Join the conversation on social media
Post a picture in front of your favorite aircraft or of your favorite aviation memory. Share it and see how others are celebrating the biggest day in aviation!
3 • Fly a paper airplane or build a model airplane
Fly with your child crafting a paper plane is very simple and it needs no special knowledge. Let your paper plane or model represent you and fly high!
4 • Support your local aviation museum
5 • Go flying
The best way to celebrate is from the sky! If you have a pilot’s license, take this day to use it. And if you have never flown before, today is the day to start!
Thank you all, and enjoy your day!