Happy National Aviation Day!

Some AvGeeks line up to get some up close shots of a Delta Embraer Regional Jet.

As an #AvGeek, National Aviation Day is, in some ways, a big deal for our community. It is a day in which aviation is solely recognized as more than a way to get from one place to another, but as a milestone for humanity.

A little more than a century ago flying was nothing more than a dream. People saw the sky as a place of potential innovation and challenge. For years, man tried nifty ways to touch the sky but for the most part, these attempts failed. One could say that some were more successful than others, but most were lost attempts at reaching the ominous sky.

In an age where flying is taken advantage of by most individuals, National Aviation Day is basically a reminder that aviation is more or less a miracle.

National Aviation Day (August 19th) is a federally noted holiday in the United States. In 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a proclamation saying that any U.S. president can make August 19th National Aviation Day.

Why August 19th? Orville Wright was born on August 19th, 1871. He was one of the fathers of flight, alongside his brother Wilbur. On December 17th, 1903, the Wright Brothers took flight in Wright Flyer I.

From all of us at AirlineGeeks.com, we wish you a great #AviationDay. Share your photos and videos with us on Twitter and Facebook. Also, check out our video below exemplifying the beauties of flight.

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Ryan founded AirlineGeeks.com back in February 2013 (actually, it was called Aviation Official, but we've changed a bit since then). From being on the yoke of a Piper Navajo, to visiting about Delta's operations center in Atlanta, Ryan has done it all. in 2016, along with American Airlines, Ryan masterminded AAviationDay at more than 10 locations around the world. The smell of jet fumes in the morning along with the countless number of passionate airline employees keep him enthralled in the industry, always seeking more. You can find him helping out travelers at Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C. when he's not doing something for AirlineGeeks.
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