Aug. 15, 2017

National Aviation Day, observed each year on Aug. 19, celebrates the history of aviation in the U.S. and its importance to communities and citizens around the country – a sentiment shared by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign.

The day coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright, who together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight. It was first observed in 1939, via a proclamation from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

The Wright brothers are given credit for building the world’s first successful airplane with aircraft controls that enabled them to steer the plane. Orville Wright made the first flight for 12 seconds and 120 feet around the site of Wright Brothers National Memorial on Dec. 17, 1903.

National Aviation Day provides industry stakeholders with an opportunity to also highlight the importance of business aviation, which is vital to job creation; business efficiency and productivity; keeping communities connected with each other and the world and supporting worthy humanitarian endeavors. 

No Plane No Gain offers a variety of infographics – about these facts and more – which are easily shared on social media. View the infographics.

Also, No Plane No Gain’s #BizAvWorks social media campaign provides photos of business aviation in action, as well as quotes from officials around the country on why the industry is important to their region. View the #BizAvWorks graphics.

Industry stakeholders are encouraged to share any of these graphics and let their social media followers know how business aviation impacts them, or their company. Anyone looking for more facts to highlight the industry’s importance can find those in the Business Aviation Fact Book.