Happy National Aviation Day!

August 19, 2009 by Mike Collins

Did you know that today is National Aviation Day? It wasn’t at the top of my mind, either, until I heard it mentioned on the radio while I was driving to work this morning.

August 19–the birthday of Orville Wright–was designated National Aviation Day by presidential proclamation in 1939. Don’t confuse it with Wright Brothers Day, which commemorates the anniversary of the brothers’ first successful powered flights on December 17.

While National Aviation Day hasn’t captured as much of the nation’s attention as, say, Labor Day, we as pilots should celebrate the occasion in an appropriate manner. Let’s go flying!¬†And what better occasion to introduce our passion to somebody unfamiliar with general aviation?

One Response to “Happy National Aviation Day!”

  1. Longmont Examiner Says:

    Longmont Examiner remembered :)

    Wrote a news story about it as well as mentioned the upcoming Airport Expo which honors Cole Kugel, the oldest flying pilot in the world (until the age of 102) and the gift he and his family gave our city…the Longmont Airport.

    Here’s a link: http://www.examiner.com/x-517-Longmont-Examiner~y2009m8d19-Honoring-National-Aviation-Day-and-a-free-Airport-Expo-in-Longmont

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