National Aviation Day

This month Wings and Wheels falls upon Aviation Day. This is a 'national observation' established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to celebrate the development of aviation

Roosevelt was the first President to fly in an airplane while in office, and he chose Orville Wright's birthday as Aviation Day. Orville was still alive when FDR made the proclamation in 1939, and would live to enjoy sharing nine birthdays with it. 2017 marks 146 days since Orville was born, and we encourage you to join us and celebrate the Wrights and other pioneers of aviation with a trip to the 1940 Air Terminal Museum.

Click here to read more about National Aviation Day.

We had a great turnout for National Aviation Day, including the Zeus Albatross!


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