National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day commemorates the development of aviation all while seeking to promote and support the industry.  In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed that National Aviation Day would be observed annually on August 19, the birthday of Orville Wright.

National Aviation Day commemorates the development of aviation all while seeking to promote and support the industry.  In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed that National Aviation Day would be observed annually on August 19, the birthday of Orville Wright.

Skytrails Exhibit

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The South Carolina Military Museum’s newly unveiled “South Carolina Airfields: Then and Now” exhibit aims to tell the story of the Palmetto State’s contributions and involvement in the field of...
Tuskegee Airmen - Teacher Resources
Tuskegee Airmen - Teacher Resources

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In 1941, the Tuskegee Airmen, an all African American flying squadron was established in Tuskegee, Alabama. The purpose of this Army Air Corps program was to train African Americans to fly and...
Blast Off! | Flight School

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This series examines historical, scientific and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication and commerce. Each program integrates science, technology, engineering...
Higher, Faster, Farther! | Flight School

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This series exams historical, scientific and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication and commerce. Each program integrates science, technology, engineering...
S.C. Astronauts | Venture

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South Carolina has played an important role in space exploration. Charles Duke, who grew up in Lancaster, S.C., walked on the moon in 1972. Charles Bolden, who grew up in Columbia, served as pilot on...
Always First: The SC Air National Guard
Episode 6

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In 2006, the Swamp Foxes were preparing for an Operational Readiness Inspection, the most important peacetime evaluation of the unit's combat readiness. The purpose of the exercise is to get people...
Always First: The SC Air National Guard
Episode 5

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The strength of the South Carolina Air National Guard has always been its people. And what has given these people their best opportunity to excel is great aircraft. It started with the P-51 Mustang...