Wednesday, August 19th is National Aviation Day. National Aviation Day was created in 1939 by a presidential proclamation and at Priester Aviation we believe that is all the more reason to celebrate! Join us in celebrating today with these top 5 aviation adventures.
1. Visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial
Located in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright Brothers National Memorial is a celebration of Wilbur and Orville Wright and their persistence to achieve the first successful airplane flight in 1903. The Wright Brothers pioneered the way for today’s aviation leaders. With $20 for an annual pass this attraction is certainly worth the trip and is open 7 days a week, year round and only closes for major holidays. This trip is perfectly suited for a Gulfstream G450 Charter.
2. Visit Your Private Local Airport’s Observation Viewing Area
Many private airports today still maintain observation decks to allow patrons to see planes takeoff and land. The Chicago Executive Airport located in Wheeling, Illinois has just that. Perfect for a lunch break or an evening out with the family, the observation deck gives you and up close and personal feel to a runway that you can’t find just anywhere. See planes like Priester Aviation’s Citation Sovereign charter take flight and see the beauty that is to be held in the aviation world.
3. Visit the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Located in Atchison, Kansas, the Amelia Earhart Birthplace museum highlights the accomplishments of the world’s most famous woman in aviation. As the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane, Amelia Earhart set herself apart from other women in the aviation profession. This historic museum at the site of Amelia’s birthplace and childhood home is open year round and is visited by thousands each year. This trip is a perfectly suited for your next aircraft charter from Chicago.
4. Register to Take Flight Lessons
Maybe your a #avgeek or perhaps you’d just like to learn more about the aviation field. Research your local flight schools and register for an introductory flight course to begin your aviation flying experience.
5. Enjoy Some of Today’s Most Notable Aviation Movies
There have been an abundance of aviation movies in the past 50 years but here are some of the ones we at Priester believe are worth your time:
- Top Gun
- Disney’s Planes
- The Aviator
- Air Force One