It's National Aviation Week!

Happy National Aviation Week, all! Today is the start of an entire week dedicated to celebrating aviation. National Aviation Day, which is also Orville Wright's birthday, will be on August 19th, but if you can't wait until then to start learning about aviation, we've got you covered! Here are some great choices:

For kids:
A is for Airplane: An Aviation Alphabet: Little ones can work on their alphabet using all aviation-themed words!
The Wright Brothers: How they Invented the Airplane is a Newberry Honor book that follows the Wright brothers and will teach young ones about how they got started.
The Wright Brothers for Kids: How they Invented the Airplane: 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight: For kids that want to take a more hands-on approach to learning about flight, this book offers up a variety of fun aviation-themed activities.
Night flight : Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic: This beautiful book's exciting details and daring illustrations will leave kids wanting to learn all they can about Amelia Earhart. If they're begging for more, direct them to the fabulous Amelia Lost :The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart!

For adults:
Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies is a new book that traces the first people to fly in planes as they fought to control publicity and show off their own inventions and bravery.
Feel like watching something? Enjoy the 2004 Oscar-winner The Aviator, or delve into Amelia Earhart's story (among other!) with Unsolved Mysteries: Strange Legends.

Finally, no aviation list could be complete without the classic movie Airplane! or How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnet Motors, and 25 other Amazing DIY Science Projects, a book that will teach you how to build your own unstoppable paper airplane!


Thanks to the AADL for finding ways to celebrate National Aviation Week for those of us without our own aircrafts!

To funny! I was just at a branch Friday evening when I decided to find an airplane book for my almost 3 year old and found the A is for Airplane: An Aviation Alphabet for him and checked it out.

I wonder if that's why the Air Show at Willow Run happens in August? Yay for Aviation Week. Almost as awesome as Shark Week.

My bro.would love this

I love this:)

Would be cool if Willow Run was during aviation week, but at least it is the same month

Okay, I am definitely going to have to check out that paper airplane book. For my nieces and nephew, of course. Suuuure.

If there's some Mythbusters DVD with their Hindenburg episode, that is a great one for aviation history. There's a good bit of theory delved into there as well as the disaster analysis.