National Aviation Day was established in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in honor of the Wright brothers. However, the date specifically represents Orville Wright's birthday, August 19, 1871. The Wright brothers' success was due to many factors, but their innovative thinking and innate passion for aviation really set them above the rest.
Since their first successful flight in 1903, the aviation industry has grown tremendously and continues to excel and advance.
The Team at NATACS wants to know:
Who do you think are some less recognized, but just as influential people in the aviation industry as the Wright brothers?
Have a happy and safe National Aviation Day!