National Aviation Day

Still disappointed with the state of civil aviation, Sir Alan Cobham brought aviation to the people on a scale never seen before from 1932 to 1935.

Sir Alan Cobham’s National Aviation Day Poster

The National Aviation Day campaign, known as ‘Cobham's Flying Circus’, toured Great Britain, Ireland and South Africa giving many their first experience of flight.

Cobham's Flying Circus toured between 1932 and 1935 taking 990,000 people on flights in his fleet of aeroplanes with over 3,000,000 people visiting the display.


The incredibly successful campaign encouraged the nation to become more aware of aviation and also inspired many to fly themselves.