Lincoln Airport Authority Celebrates National Aviation Day with Drive-In Movie Night

Oct 15, 2020

In celebration of National Aviation Day, Lincoln Airport Authority ( hosted a drive-in movie night for airport employees, friends, families, and fixed-base operators—including Duncan Aviation, Silverhawk, Hillaero, and Performance Aircraft—on Friday, August 21. National Aviation Day is dedicated by presidential proclamation to those who helped pioneer aviation in the United States. President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first National Aviation Day proclamation in 1939 to “observe the day with activities that interest aviation.”


In the spirit of that proclamation, the Lincoln Airport turned an old military hangar into a giant movie screen for all participants to watch The Sandlot. The classic movie, coupled with the nostalgia of watching a movie at the old Lincoln Air Force base, made for a perfect evening. The event drew more than 120 people, who watched the drive-in movie from either inside or outside of their vehicles, which were parked zipper-style, allowing for space in front of and aside each vehicle to adhere to social-distancing recommendations. Attendees were greeted with kids’ goodie bags, popcorn, and water. Based on the success of the event, Lincoln Airport hopes to host more drive-in movies in the future and be able to open them up to the public.