National Aviation Day, 2016: Wave those flags, patriots!


NASA's poster for National Aviation Day 2016. A young girl looks up at some of the experimental ideas for future aviation. NASA said:

NASA’s poster for National Aviation Day 2016. A young girl looks up at some of the experimental ideas for future aviation. NASA said: “It’s an exciting time for aviation, with potential NASA X-planes on the horizon and a lot of new technologies that are making airplanes much more Earth friendly. Use National Aviation Day to excite and inspire the young people you know about exploring aeronautics as a future career. Credits: NASA / Maria C. Werries”

August 19 is National Aviation Day. In federal law, the day is designated for flying the flag (36 USC 1 § 118).

August 19 is the anniversary of the birth of Orville Wright, usually credited with being on the team with his brother Wilbur who successfully built and flew the first heavier-than-air flying machine.

Celebrate? The White House issued no proclamation for 2016, but you may fly your flag anyway.

3 Responses to National Aviation Day, 2016: Wave those flags, patriots!

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    There’s a movie out this fall that honors the memory of the women who put humans on the Moon; many of them were minorities, black, working in Huntsville, Alabama.

    It was wise design to put a girl there.

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  2. Oh, yes, I like that there is a young girl looking up in the poster!

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  3. Yesterday I saw a new flagpole being installed in the neighborhood. I hope the flag is flying today!

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