National Aviation Day

Today is National Aviation Day which is also Orville Wright's birthday!

Here are 5 way to celebrate:

1) GO FLY - If you are blessed to have a pilot's license, what are you doing still reading this? Get up there!

2) Visit an aviation museum - Located in the terminal, the Bartow Airbase History Museum is open 7 days a week during normal business hours. Come check it out!

3) Teach a child about airplanes - Children may not be familiar with how aviation developed from Orville and Wilbur to supersonic jets and drones. And kids love airplanes! What better day to teach them about airplanes and the industry? Visit our customer service desk to inquire about Discovery Flights for kids.

4) Thank an aviation industry employee - Pilots, mechanics, dispatchers, flight instructors, airport managers, line guys, baggage handlers, air traffic controllers and engineers all have an equally important role in making the aviation industry what it is. Thank someone who makes aviation possible on this day.

5) Tell us about your first flight - Tell us about the first time you took to the air. Where were you traveling? Why? Do you remember what kind of airplane it was? Were you thrilled, or a little scared? Let us know!