PlaneAire® started in the air as a brand committed to keeping surfaces and people hygienically clean through their plant-based products.

As PlaneAire® reaches new heights with sanitizers, wipes, surface mist, and wipes for kids – Yipes!, we want to pay homage to where air travel all began.

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The Wright Flyer lifts off for the first time with Orville at the controls and Wilbur running alongside. Kitty Hawk, 1903.
Source: Wright Brothers | nps.gov

In honor of National Aviation Day, August 19, 2021 let’s put our clean hands together for the trailblazing brothers who succeeded in taking their dreams off the ground: Orville and Wilbur Wright. In the year 1903, at 10:35am in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright Flyer took off for the first time with Orville at the controls and Wilbur running alongside. In this moment history was made — the first self-propelled, powered, heavier-than-air aircraft took flight for 12 seconds with a total airspeed of 34 mph.

Fasten your seatbelt, here are fascinating flying facts:

  • At any given hour, there are approximately 61,000 people airborne over the United States.

  • On average in the USA, over two million passengers board over 30,000 flights a day.

  • Pilots and co-pilots eat different meals in case of food poisoning.

  • About one-third of your taste buds are numbed while flying.

  • Since flight was inspired by the observation of birds soaring across the sky, progress was delayed by many attempts to design an aircraft that emulated the beating of a birds’ wings.

  • Although the Wright brothers of America were the first to succeed in flying a powered aircraft, scholars across the world contributed to the invention, including Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton, among many others.

We are proud to share that PlaneAire® was founded and is piloted by a female entrepreneur, so let’s celebrate some pioneering female aviators who set the bar sky-high with unwavering bravery and determination.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, “The Barrier-Breaking Aviator,” was the first woman and second person to fly solo, non stop across the Atlantic ocean in 1932. Five years later, she disappeared while attempting to fly around the world. Her international fame paved the way for other women in flight.

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Geraldine Mock, “The Flying Housewife,” was the first woman to successfully fly solo round-the-world. Her trip took 29 days and 22,860 miles.

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman, “Queen Bess, Daredevil Aviator” was the first woman African-American pilot. She traveled to France to obtain her pilot’s license because no schools in the U.S. would admit her. Bessie Coleman thrilled crowds by performing dangerous flight maneuvers in airplanes.

Jacqueline Cochrane

Jacqueline Cochrane, “The Speed Queen,” was the first female pilot to break the sound barrier in 195