Happy National Aviation Day!
August 19 has been celebrated primarily in the US but increasingly around the world as National Aviation Day since 1939, when a presidential proclamation was made by Franklin D Roosevelt.
The date was chosen to mark the birthday of Orville Wright, one of the two Wright brothers hailed as aviation pioneers for their flying invention.
Nowadays, the celebration raises awareness about the importance of aviation in everyone’s lives.
Here is how it is being marked on social media this year:
✈ Happy National Aviation Day! ✈
Discover more about the history of aviation, including some inspirational pioneers from Farnborough’s past. How are you celebrating the day?https://t.co/u4a8C21Snr#Aviation #Aerospace #AVGeek #AviationDay #NationalAviationDay2022 pic.twitter.com/qjkj9hr9fK
— Farnborough Airshow (@FIAFarnborough) August 19, 2022
#WorldHumanitarian & #NationalAviationDay in the US – Rolls-Royce is proud to contribute with Airlink, a global humanitarian organization delivering critical aid to communities in crisis by providing airlift and logistical solutions to non-profit partnershttps://t.co/htDjOOVaow pic.twitter.com/PO9FqojCG3
— Rolls-Royce (@RollsRoyce) August 19, 2022
Happy National Aviation Day! From Kitty Hawk and beyond North Carolina has seen many contributions to aviation history. #AviationDay pic.twitter.com/PWgM1REPBN
— NC DNCR (@ncculture) August 19, 2022
It’s #NationalAviationDay! For all the AV geeks out there, there are so many fun ways you could spend your day! 😎✈️ Tag a friend, pick your favourite and head to your best plane spotting location. Which would you choose? ⬇️💙
— Manchester Airport (@manairport) August 19, 2022