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Happy National Aviation Week from your friends at SCASC!

Orville Wright and his brother Wilbur, invented the first airplane to achieve powered, sustained, heavier-than-air, controlled human flight. The Wright Flyer was first flown by Orville for a length of 120 feet in 12 seconds, at a speed of 6.8 miles per hour over the ground at Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina in December 1903.

From those humble beginnings, aviation has revolutionized all aspects of modern world history and impacts all of our lives on a daily basis.

The first pilot, Orville Wright, was born on August 19, 1871. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt first established National Aviation Day in 1939 to coincide with the birthday of Orville Wright. This was later expanded to National Aviation week.

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