Wright State launches campaign for new archives

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source site Wright State University has announced a $6.5 million fund raising campaign to create a new home for its historical archives.

kostenlos gewinnspiele ohne anmeldung Amanda Wright Lane, great grandniece of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough will chair the campaign, said President Cheryl Schrader during a WSU board meeting Friday.
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Lt. Gen. Abrahamson visits Armstrong museum

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http://www.openmind-tech.com/de.html/?CLICKWIN=iphone-kostenlos-bekommen&885=e0 WAPAKONETA — Lt. Gen. James A. Abrahamson, chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, United States Air Force, retired, toured the Armstrong Air and Space Museum Thursday.
Abrahamson has agreed to be a member of the leadership team for the national campaign to fund the proposed expansion […]

B-17 returns to local skies

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DAYTON—More than 70 years after reporting for duty at Wright Field, an Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress lumbered over the skies of Dayton on Monday in a salute to history.
The restored aircraft, nicknamed the Madras Maiden, landed at Dayton International Airport, where the public will be able to see and fly aboard the World […]

Plastics processors helping an old bomber take flight

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Urbana, Ohio — Here’s a story that dates back more than a decade and has years to go before being finished.
A story that involves lots of metal, but plastics play a central role.
A story about how one family, and then hundreds of volunteers, have come together to support an effort to keep a part of […]

Wright-Patt reaches a century of innovation

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Before Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in a rocket-powered plane and before any of the Mercury 7 astronauts climbed into a space capsule, their journeys started at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

From flying captured enemy fighters to popular lore of hidden UFOs and aliens, Wright-Patterson has captured the public’s imagination and brought the right stuff […]

WWII’s Memphis Belle gets wings restored

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For the first time in 14 years, one of the most iconic planes in American history has earned its wings.

Restorers have reattached the wings to the B-17F Memphis Belle, under restoration at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force….
The Army Air Forces plane is set to make its debut among fabled aircraft inside the […]

How a winding set of innovations formed Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was formed from Patterson and Wright fields on Jan. 13, 1948. To celebrate that anniversary, here are five things to know about the base’s history.
» WATCH IT GROW: Photos of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base through the years
1. The fields date back to the earliest days of flight. Wright-Patt’s land includes Huffman […]

WSU celebrating 50 anniversary

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FAIRBORN — Wright State University will celebrate 50 years of innovative leadership in affordable and accessible education throughout 2017.
The celebration includes the publication of a new book on the university’s history and events throughout out the year, culminating with a special Homecoming Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, featuring multiple affinity reunions, including one for the […]

Lessons that still fly

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Although it’s been more than a century since Wilbur and Orville Wright built and flew the world’s first successful airplane, their experience continues to influence and educate today’s entrepreneurs.
The importance of a good education is one of the lessons today’s entrepreneurs can learn from the Wright brothers, says Dean Alexander, superintendent of Dayton Aviation Heritage […]

Aviation Hall of Fame ceremony moving to Texas from Dayton

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In a break with decades of Dayton tradition, the National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony that brought astronauts, aviation pioneers and legends to the birthplace of aviation will move to Fort Worth, Texas in 2017.

No decision has been made for future years….
“We’re extremely disappointed,” said Tony Sculimbrene, executive director of the […]

Why are so many astronauts from Ohio?

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[John H.] Glenn’s groundbreaking hours in the sky were just the first of more than 22,000 hours – and counting – logged in space by someone from our state. The first of 78 successful missions, too.
One of the original seven, the Cambridge native is also just one name now on the list of 25 astronauts hailing from the Buckeye State. Ohio […]

The fight to save the Wright brothers’ factory

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In 1910, seven years after their pioneering flight at Kitty Hawk, Wilbur and Orville Wright opened the first building of the Wright Company factory in their hometown of Dayton, Ohio. The new factory would be the first in the United States to be dedicated to manufacturing airplanes. But after Wilbur Wright’s untimely death, Orville sold […]

West Dayton site gets new investment

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The sale of two properties in the Westview Industrial Park shows renewed confidence in the West Dayton commercial and industrial markets and points to improving economic conditions in the community, city officials said….

“We’re glad to see this synergy or catalytic redevelopment going on in that area of West Dayton,” said Ford Weber, Dayton’s economic development […]

After death, Wright business carries on

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DAYTON—David Lightle’s partners in Wright Brothers USA LLC mourned his passing last summer but then quickly agreed: The best way to honor Lightle’s legacy is to move the business forward.
To do that, those partners — President Ken Botts and Doug Knopp, the company’s chief designer and creative director — are taking familiar paths — and […]