May 4: Star Wars Day

silhouette of man standing with dark sky behind him with hands raised and two light sabers

The Star Wars Universe was created in 1973 by George Lucas, who wanted to put a spin on the sci-fi movie genre by adding action, adventure, and romance. The late Carrie Fisher was only nineteen when she began her role as Princess Leia. In the movies, Leia is a senator, military general, and part of the Rebel Alliance. Fisher herself was fearless as well and would do many of her own stunts. Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford, is a talented pilot. Did you know that Harrison Ford is also a pilot in real life? He works with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association to advocate for general aviation.

On this Star Wars day, May the Fourth be with you!