National Aviation Day

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017

National Aviation Day is an American holiday celebrated on August 19th each year, which happens to be Orville Wright's birthday. Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt was the creator of National Aviation Day, deciding for the first time in 1939 that the nation should celebrate the growth and advancements being made in aviation. And today, we couldn't agree more!

On this day, United States citizens and aviation enthusiasts are encouraged to celebrate the history of aviation, remember how far we've come as a nation, and support the future of aviation. National Aviation Day is often celebrated with special events at airports and aviation museums. Schools and educational organizations might focus on aviation-related material, and those involved in aviation do what they can to promote their trade and foster new opportunities for the aviation industry.

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