WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—Huffman Prairie was a quiet, pastoral place where livestock grazed until the Wright brothers showed up in 1904 with their clattering flying machines. It was abuzz again on Saturday, Sept. 9, with the whine of radio control airplanes and the hiss of model rockets as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the […]
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Wilbur Wright Field and McCook Field, both predecessors to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The National Park Service and the U.S. Air Force will celebrate it on Saturday, Sept., with the Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival on the Huffman Prairie Flying Field.
The free event will offer family activities from […]
DAYTON, Ohio—Vince Russo received the National Aviation Heritage Alliance’s 2017 Ivonette Wright Miller Award on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at NAHA’s 2017 annual meeting.
NAHA’s annual awards also recognized aerospace engineer and philanthropist W. Craig Willan of Fort Worth, Texas and the United States Air and Trade Show Inc., producer of the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented […]
DAYTON, Ohio—State Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) on Friday, Aug. 18, presented the National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) with framed copies of state resolutions honoring National Aviation Day on Aug. 19 and repudiating Connecticut’s claim that Gustave Whitehead flew a powered airplane two years before the Wright brothers.
America has recognized Aug. 19, the date Orville Wright […]
OSHKOSH, Wis.—As antique warbirds and modern combat jets fill the sky this week at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture 2017, an Air Force history exhibit reminds visitors of the roots of that airpower.
AirVenture is EAA’s annual fly-in convention and air show. Its attractions and flying displays run the aviation gamut, but the daily spectacle of […]
DAYTON, Ohio—Elements of the National Aviation Heritage Area will be on display next week at AirVenture, the world’s biggest fly-in at Oshkosh, Wis.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and the Champaign Aviation Museum will celebrate the heritage area’s rich aviation history in the air and on the ground at the […]
DAYTON, Ohio—Members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds jet team toured Wright brothers’ sites and flew in a World War II bomber Tuesday and Wednesday while in the area for the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger.
An earlier-than-usual arrival at Dayton International Airport for this weekend’s air show gave the 65-member team some free […]
DAYTON, Ohio—Bicycles with the famous Wright brand are being made again in the neighborhood where Wilbur and Orville invented the airplane more than a century ago.
The Wright Brothers USA, LLC, a company that licenses and markets The Wright Brothers® trademark worldwide, has relocated its business from downtown Dayton to 1105 W. Third St. The storefront […]
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Who flew first? A Brazilian author is bringing a TV network to Dayton to debunk the myth that Alberto Santos-Dumont flew before the Wright brothers.
Leandro Narloch, author of Guia Politicamente Incorreto Da Historia Do Brasil (“Politically Incorrect Guide To The […]
DAYTON, Ohio—A descendent of the Wright brothers was among eight women the Dayton WYCA honored during its 2017 Women of Influence awards luncheon in March.
Amanda Wright Lane joined the ranks of women the annual event has recognized for 20 years as those who have made a difference in the community. Lane lives in Columbus but commutes regularly to […]