National Aviation Day Celebrations

August 19 was National Aviation Day. The holiday first established in 1939 honors the development of aviation and pioneers of flight. And it also marks Orville Wright’s birthday.

Here’s a fun, history-filled, and (don’t tell anyone) educational round-up of some tweets celebrating the day.

We start and end the list with Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), which is hosting an Aviation Week scavenger hunt in the airport, with prizes. And which welcomed 7 passengers and more than 2500 baby chickens on the first commercial flight to land at the airport back in 1949.


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2 thoughts on “National Aviation Day Celebrations

  1. Smithsonian Air & Space Museum has a great archive of films.

  2. Where or can you recommend a documentary about the history of national aviation?

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