Pan American Aviation Day

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Pan American Aviation Day
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Pan American Aviation Day

Pan American Aviation Day is scheduled for December 17, 2023, and is recognized as a United States Federal Observance Day. As outlined in 36 U.S.C. § 134, on Pan American Aviation Day, the president issues a call "urging all officials of the United States Government, the chief executive offices of the States, territories, and possessions of the United States, and all citizens to join in the observance of Pan American Aviation Day to further and stimulate interest in aviation in the American countries as a significant stimulus to the further development of more rapid communications and cultural progress between the countries of the Western Hemisphere." This date marks the celebration of the Wright brothers' first successful flight of a mechanically propelled heavier-than-air craft on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.