National Aviation Day
National Aviation Day is observed every August 19th since 1939.
Celebrate National Aviation Day (NAD) at Dare County Regional Airport on August 19th, 2024 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Photos courtesy of Michael E Smith, FFS board member
Honoring Orville and Katharine Wright
*Brought to you by the First Flight Society*
Dare County Airport (MQI)
August 19th, 2023
10 AM- 3 PM
Free Admission, free parking
- National Aviation Day celebrated with historic planes, speakers, displays, food trucks and more
- Call For Nominations
- Win a Stallion 51 WWII Flight Experience!
- Come Celebrate Wilbur Wright’s Birthday With Us at Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk!
- Introducing the 2023 First Flight Society Board of Directors
Make sure to use our hashtag when talking about the August 19th event on social media!
Our 2023 Events
Wilbur Wright Day April 16th (Celebrated on April 14th)
National Aviation Day August 19th
Wright Brothers Day December 17th
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.
Interview with FFS President Mike Fonseca
Can we count on you?
Opportunities are now available to be an annual sponsor for the 2023-2024 season. The major events will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2023 and December 17th, 2023.
The mission of our events is to provide a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers and helping educate the world about aviation.
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 [email protected]
Individuals Can be National Aviation Day Sponsors for as little as $100
National Aviation Day is brought to you by the First Flight Society.