Archive for August, 2015

National Aviation Day Crafts & Printables

Today is National Aviation Day!  Celebrate with your budding Aviator with the following free crafts and printables.  Aviation Day is observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of  aviation. It coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight.

In 1939 President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed August 19th to be National Aviation Day. Orville Wright and his brother Wilbur are given credit for building the world’s first successful airplane with aircraft controls that enabled them to steer the plane. Orville Wright made the first flight for 12 seconds and 120 feet around the site of Wright Brothers National Memorial on December 17, 1903. They were not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft but they are the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed wing flight possible.

Happy Birthday Mr. Wright now lets celebrate!

Free Crafts

If you’re in Georgia, you can attend the Museum of Aviation free daily 9am – 5pm.