Celebrate National Aviation Day (NAD) at Dare County Regional Airport on August 19th, 2022


NAD is also Orville Wright's birthday. Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt was the creator of National Aviation Day, deciding for the first time in 1939 that the nation should celebrate the growth and advancements being made in aviation. Mr. Wright, born in 1871, was still alive when the proclamation was first issued, and would live another nine years. 

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National Aviation Day is celebrated on August 19th. The First Flight Society National Aviation Day Celebration is normally held at Dare County Regional Airport. The event runs from 10AM-4PM and consists of Airplane Displays, Exhibitors, and Food Trucks

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Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2022 National Aviation Day Celebration. The event will be held on Friday, August 19th, 2022 at Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, NC.

The mission of the festival is to provide a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers and helps educate the world about aviation. Offerings include airplanes on display, educational displays, food trucks, and more.

Available sponsorship levels range from $1000 to a $10,000 level. Sponsor packages are based on the sponsor level. Sponsors are featured on the First Flight Society and event websites. Sponsors are featured at our two major events as well.

Contact Mike Fonseca today for more information on sponsorships at (252) 441-1903 or dec17@firstflight.org

National Aviation Day is brought to you by the First Flight Society.