National Aviation Day is celebrated in honor of Wright Brothers. In the USA this day is declared as Holiday since 1939. Franklin Delano Roosevelt first issued the presidential Proclamation For this day and establish a holiday. People Observe this day with different activities to promote their interest in aviation.
History Of National Aviation Day:-
National Aviation Day was proclaimed by President Franklin D.Roosevelt on 19th August 1939. This day was proclaimed in honor of two legendary wright brothers. Wright brothers was an American inventor and pioneer in aviation. Orville and his brother invented the world’s the first successful airplane in 1903.
In 1959 President Eisenhower declared December 17th as the Wright brothers Day who invented mechanically propelled plane on this day.
National Aviation Day Facts:-
For the first Time flight of heavier than air machine occurred on the 17 December 1903 at kitty hawk the USA. This flight only lasted for 12 seconds and covered only 120 feet distance by Orville and Wilbur Wright brothers. Wright Brothers also completed 3 more successful flights on this day.
For the First Time, the commercial flight was conducted on January 1, 1914, by Tony Jannus. This flight was flying between st Petersburg, Florida and Tampa over the next four months this flight carried 1200 passengers.
In 1988 An-225 Mriya is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built by the Soviet Union. This Plane is used to transfer meals to American military stationed in Thumrait, Oman.
In the history of aviation, Andre Borschberg holds the record for the longest nonstop solo flight. This flight Solar Impulse 2 Flew from japan on June 28, 2015, and reaching Hawaii on July 3, 2015, for a distance of 7212 Km and the flying time was 117 hours and 52 minutes.
In aviation history Amelia Earhart, First female aviator to fly across the Atlantic ocean.