Wednesday, October 31, 2018

November is National Aviation History Month

Image:  Charles Lindbergh, Portrait phot, 1927.  Britannia Image Quest.

 In addition to the other events that we recognize, November is also known as National Aviation History Month.

According to the Government Book Talk website:  

    “National Aviation History Month is dedicated to exploring, recognizing and celebrating America’s great contributions and achievements in the development of aviation. Aviation history refers to the history of development of mechanical flight — from the earliest attempts in kites and gliders to powered heavier-than-air, supersonic and space flights.”

National Aviation History Month provides us an opportunity to reflect upon the high points of aviation history.  To assist with this reflection, the Al Harris Library has created a book display representing our many books on aviation.  They provide information about the men and women from all countries who have made contributions to aviation.  The books illustrate the beginnings of aviation, its use during 20th century warfare, commercial development, and space exploration.

This focus on National Aviation History Month is appropriate for Weatherford, Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) because Weatherford is the birthplace of retired astronaut General Thomas Stafford and SWOSU has experienced a successful long-time relationship with NASA.  Many SWOSU students have held internships with NASA and some SWOSU graduates have held successful careers at NASA.

Please come by and check out books from our display!

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