NATIONAL AVIATION WEEK- AUGUST 19-25, 2023
Coinciding with National Aviation Day, which celebrates the Wright brothers, National Aviation Week is celebrated from August 19th annually. It is filled with events, including conferences, exhibitions, and webinars, which aim to celebrate the history of aviation. This week deserves to be celebrated because the creation of aviation has led to globalization and allowed us to travel the world. Take time this year to honor the geniuses whose contribution to the invention has been spectacular.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL AVIATION WEEK
Aviation is an invention that has existed for several centuries in various forms. Inspired by the flights of birds, showing that living things can survive at certain heights, legends of human aviation began to be introduced in ancient Greek mythology, for example, the legend of Icarus, which is known as the flying human. The first flying device, the kite, was invented in China in 1000 B.C. A failed flying attempt occurred in 852 B.C. when English King Bladud tried to fly but was killed. By 400 B.C., innovation had improved, and Archytas of Tarentum reportedly made a steam-propelled pigeon. In 1250 A.D., an English cleric, Robert Bacon, wrote about mechanical flight. Finally, between 1485 and 1500, Leonardo da Vinci began to design flying machines and parachutes, and from that moment onwards, flight-related inventions have been advancing.
Italian inventor Tito Livio Burattini was invited by the Polish King Wladyslaw IV to his court in Warsaw in 1647, and that's when he built a model aircraft with four fixed glider wings are known as the "four pairs of wings attached to an elaborate dragon." Although the device could lift a cat in 1648, it could not be used to fly humans, but it was the most sophisticated device for flying in the 19th century. Today's airplanes are a development of Orville Wright of the 1900s, whose invention took only 12 seconds. The Wright Brothers are recognized as the first to invent aircraft control systems that made fixed-wing flight possible.
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT AVIATION
80%of the population suffers from aerophobia which is the fear of flying.
The Boeing 747 engine weighs almost 9.500 pounds
Only 5 out of 100 people have traveled by air.
Women over the age of thirty years wouldn't be hired by airlines in the 1930s
Oxygen masks on airplanes provide only 12 minutes of airflow.