When: August 19th
Where: United States
Read about the history of flight and the Wright brothers invention of the airplane. Fly a kite or make a paper airplane. Visit air and space museum. Watch planes take off and land at nearby airport.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the worlds busiest airport.
Handling more than 100 million passengers a year, and employing over 60,000 people.
Today we celebrate National Aviation Day as well as the birthday of Orville Wright. In 1903 along with his brother Wilbur, the Wright brothers successfully made a flight in the worlds first motor operated airplane. The brothers are also credited with inventing airplane controls that enabled fixed wing powered flight to happen. Aviation continues to advance in many areas from large passenger planes to the new speed and stealth technology in military aircraft. The SR-71 Blackbird is currently the worlds fastest airplane at 2,190 mph, a bit faster than the Wight brothers Wright Flyer at an estimated 30 mph speed. Aviation has changed our daily lives and made the world smaller. According to skyscanner.com, there is an average of 9,728 planes in the sky at any one time, carrying approximately 1,270,406 people. Many people are continue to be fascinated by the idea of flight, and can even get involved in the most simple ways such as building a paper airplane. Some of the longest flights of paper planes have flown over 200 feet! In United States one of the most popular aviation movies of all time is Top Gun.