Walk around actual World War II planes on display. You can even purchase a ride in one!

Photos from NAD 2021

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. 

In 2021 one of the highlights will be Warbird rides!

To combine the First Flight Society observation of National Aviation Day and the mission of the Commemorative Air Force, the Capital Wing will bring the queen of its fleet, a TBM-3E Avenger named “Doris Mae” on August 19th and 20th and provide warbird rides to the public.

Advance purchases of rides in the TBM can be made online at:

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