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Celebrate human flight on National Aviation Day

Here's the perfect excuse to go flying on Sunday, August 19—it's National Aviation Day. The holiday was established by a presidential proclamation in 1939 for the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday. Orville piloted the 605-pound Flyer on its first flight at Kill Devil Hills, traveling 120 feet in 12 seconds, the morning of December 17, 1903. Special programs are planned at the Wright Brothers National Memorial on National Aviation Day.

August 17, 2007

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