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Friday, August 19, 2022

National Aviation Week: Flying higher and higher

Each year, during the week of August 19, aviation fanatics and enthusiasts celebrate National Aviation Week (NAW) by recognizing the achievements that have simplified travel accommodations today.

The Wright Brothers
The themed week coincides with National Aviation Day, which celebrates Orville Wright’s, of the Wright Brothers, birthday.

Orville Wright made the first flight for 12 seconds and 120 feet around the site of Wright Brothers National Memorial, just south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903.

While the Wright Brothers were not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, they are recognized as the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed wing flight possible.

The holiday was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued a presidential proclamation which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday to be National Aviation Day.
Aviation history is full of exciting accomplishments, adventure, and daring heroism. The weeklong event puts you in the cockpit for compelling and beautifully illustrated stories about amazing aircrafts and the fascinating people who flew them.

It also celebrates the dedicated cabin crew members who ensure passenger safety, security and comfort is paramount.

At this time we remember AmpliVox's beloved Nancy Szluk Roth and celebrating her legacy.

As a dedicated flight attendant nurse at United Airlines, Nancy flew for decades, bringing enthusiasm and quick wit to passengers around the globe.

She traveled the world many times over and as a patriotic and proud American, combining the expertise of a medical professional with the diplomatic touch to make the travel experience safe and enjoyable.
The Aviation Week Network sponsors conferences, exhibitions, webinars and other events around the world to celebrate the history of aviation.

The Chicago Air & Water Show soars back into town this weekend.

The spectacular two-day event draws an audience of over two million to the city’s stunning lakefront to see military and pilots perform astonishing stunts above the waters of Lake Michigan.