19 August: National Aviation Day

Boeing 314, California Clipper, NC18602, over Oakland, California. Photographed by Clyde Herwood Sunderland, Jr. (1900–1989).

In 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, proclaimed Orville Wright’s birthday, 19 August, as National Aviation Day.

© 2015, Bryan R. Swopes

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About Bryan Swopes

Bryan R. Swopes grew up in Southern California in the 1950s–60s, near the center of America's aerospace industry. He has had a life-long interest in aviation and space flight. Bryan is a retired commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor.

2 thoughts on “19 August: National Aviation Day

  1. Hi Brian – I’ve enjoyed your site for many years, and now I may be able to return some of the favor. I’ve run across a couple pieces of helicopter and 727 memorabilia when cleaning out a relatives attic that I’d be happy to pass along. If you’ll shoot me an email address I’ll send you a scan, see if you’d like them.
    Regards, Pat

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