In a year, Oklahoma will officially celebrate State and National Aviation and Aerospace Day.
Thanks to the legislature’s approval of Senate Bill 47, August 19 will be observed to celebrate the history and development of aviation and aerospace. The new law won’t take effect until Nov. 1, 2017.
Oklahoma schools will be encouraged to organize classroom activities focusing on the topic of aviation. Others will be urged to visit museums about aviation history and technology such as the Tulsa Air and Space Museum in Tulsa, the Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford and the 99’s Museum of Women Pilots in Oklahoma City.
Once the law is effective, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission will focus on encouraging and helping the state’s 109 airports comprising the Oklahoma Airport system to hold festivities and conduct first-flights for school children.