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National Aviation Day

Wright Brothers Airplane, Aviation Day

About National Aviation Day

When is National Aviation Day? This holiday is always observed on August 19

National Aviation Day, an August 19 holiday, is in honor of the birthday of aviator Orville Wright. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were pioneer aviators in the United States. Orville was the first person to successfully fly an airplane. His first flight was December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This inaugural flight was soon to change the skies forever.

It’s heavier than air, and it flies! National Aviation Day honors the accomplishments of Orville and Wilbur Wright. It is sometimes called Wright Brother’s Day. To a lesser degree, National Aviation Day sometimes honors other early aviation and space pioneers. This day was selected, as it is Orville Wright’s birthday. (August 19, 1871)

How to Celebrate National Aviation Day

Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate National Aviation Day:

  • Learn more about Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright.
  • Learn about the history of aviation and other famous aviators like Amelia Earhart.
  • Take a ride in an airplane.
  • Visit an airplane museum.
  • Take flying lessons.

Today's Quote

“Learning the secret of flight from a bird is was a good deal like learning magic from a magician.” – – Orville Wright

Airplane, Amelia Earhart Day

History and Origin of National Aviation Day

This special day was created by a presidential proclamation by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. As a result, it is a true “National” day.

Definition of “National” Days

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