100th Anniversary

NAA’s Celebrates Over 100 Years

Over a century ago a group of forward-looking Americans founded a group focused on the fledgling field of aviation. The Aero Club of America, now the National Aeronautic Association, believed in powered flight despite naysayers; in 1905, the Wright Brothers had not yet gone public with their invention. A century later, NAA—the oldest national aviation association in existence—is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago. It still exists to fulfill its unique mission of advancing the art, sport and science of aviation.

Just two years after the centennial of the first flight, NAA marked its 100th anniversary in 2005. Leading up to the 100th anniversary, NAA published a series of articles in its newsletter looking back at the origins of the Association and its role in the new era of powered flight. You can read all of the articles here: