Category Archives: Aviation History

Fifty years ago today…Geraldine Mock becomes the first woman to fly around the world solo!

Check out this great article about Geraldine in Air Facts Journal.

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107th Anniversary of Flight on December 17th

On the morning of 17 December, 1903, the Wright Brothers achieved controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air flight for the first time in history. Orville’s first flight in the Wright Flyer was about 12 seconds and he traveled 120 feet. Thanks to the imagination, ambition and determination of the Wright Brothers, aviation was born, 107 years … Continue reading

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Happy National Aviation Day – August 19, 2010

In 1939, by presidential proclamation, President Franklin Roosevelt established National Aviation Day on August 19.  The date was chosen for the birthday of Orville Wright, who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight.  National Aviation Day is an opportunity to celebrate the history and development of aviation, especially in the United … Continue reading

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