National Aviation Day is an American holiday celebrated on August 19th each year.
It is also Orville Wright’s birthday. Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt was the creator of National Aviation Day, deciding for the first time in 1939 that the nation should celebrate the growth and advancements being made in aviation. Mr. Wright, born in 1871, was still alive when the proclamation was first issued, and would live another nine years.
We encourage citizens to observe the day with activities that promote interest in aviation. FFS recommends that the best way to do this is with a visit to Wright Brothers National Memorial.