Read More about Maiden Flight

New book spotlights Katharine Wright

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NEWS
For immediate release
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
DAYTON, OH—Move over, Wright brothers. Katharine Wright, the youngest of the Wright siblings, emerges from their long shadows as the subject of Maiden Flight, a new book by Harry Haskell of Guilford, CT. Haskell is to make several author appearances in the Dayton area […]

Read More about Patty Wagstaff's Wright factory video

Patty Wagstaff: Preserve Wright brothers’ factory

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NEWS
For immediate release
Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
EDITORS: Photos of the Wright Company factory are available here: http://bit.ly/wrightfactory-photos-video.
DAYTON, Ohio—Air show legend Patty Wagstaff made her mark on aviation history by breaking gender barriers in aerobatic contests. Now, Wagstaff has added her voice to those urging the restoration of America’s first airplane factory—the […]

Read More about the Chinese student tour of the Wright Company factory

Chinese students tour Wright brothers’ factory

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NEWS
For immediate release
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
EDITORS: Photos of the Chinese students and other photos of the Wright factory are available here: http://bit.ly/wrightfactory-photos-video.
DAYTON, Ohio—The Wright Company factory showed its potential to draw international travelers Wednesday, Sept. 28, when a group of 22 students from China and their chaperones toured the West […]

Read More about the new David McCullough video

David McCullough: Save Wright brothers’ factory

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NEWS
For immediate release
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
EDITORS: Photos of the Wright factory, and b-roll video of David McCullough’s tour of the factory, are available here: http://bit.ly/wrightfactory-photos-video.
DAYTON, Ohio—The campaign to save the Wright brothers’ factory has won a new supporter— David McCullough.
The author of the best-selling book The Wright Brothers endorses […]

Read More about Dr. Stephanie Toothman's keynote speech

NPS official ‘inspired’ by NAHA, partners

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NEWS
For immediate release
August 24, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Editors: Print quality photos are available on request.
DAYTON, Ohio—Two days before the National park Service celebrates its centennial anniversary, a senior NPS official visited Dayton to praise the historical preservation work in the National Aviation Heritage Area.
“I am inspired by all you are doing to […]

Media Advisory: Chinese travel show at Champaign Aviation Museum

In Historic Grimes Field, NAHA News Release /

UPDATED AUG. 9, 2016
Due to expected afternoon thunderstorms, the arrival time has been moved up to 11 a.m. The B-25 flight has been rescheduled for noon.
MEDIA ADVISORY
For immediate release
Aug. 8, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Editors: A Chinese video production crew will visit the Champaign Aviation Museum at Historic Grimes Field—Urbana Municipal Airport in Ohio on Tuesday, Aug. […]

Read More about the Wright factory tour

Wright factory tour set for July 21

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NEWS
For immediate release
July 18, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
EDITORS: Photos of the Wright Company Factory Site are available upon request. In social media posts, please use the hashtag #wrightfactory for the Wright Company factory site.
DAYTON—The next Wright factory tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016. The tour will be the first since the June […]

Read more about Dayton Metro Library's West Branch announcement

Dayton Metro Library to build West Branch on Wright factory site

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NEWS
For immediate release
June 20, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
EDITORS: Photos of the Wright Company Factory Site are available upon request. In social media posts, please use the hashtag #wrightfactory for the Wright Company factory site.
Update July 4, 2016:
Read Dayton Metro Library’s announcement here.
See the press conference speakers’ complete remarks in this video.
The next […]

Advisory-NAHA, Library set press conference

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MEDIA ADVISORY
For immediate release
June 16, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Media Advisory: NAHA, Dayton Metro Library press conference on June 20
The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) and Dayton Metro Library (DML) will hold a press conference Monday, June 20, at the Wright Company factory site. Speakers will include DML Director Tim Kambitsch, NAHA Chair Frank […]

Wright brothers’ factory tour June 16

In NAHA News Release /

NEWS
For immediate release
June 14, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org (937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Wright brothers’ factory tour June 16
DAYTON, Ohio—The next monthly tour of the historic Wright brother’s factory is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016. The tour is free and open to the public.
This is the first public tour since the June 7 announcement that the Ohio General Assembly […]

Read More about state capital funding for the Wright brothers' factory

Funds planned for Wright brothers’ factory project

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NEWS
For immediate release
June 7, 2016
Contact:
For Speaker Rosenberger:
Carolyn Best, House Majority Communications Department
Carolyn.Best@ohiohouse.gov (614) 644-1739
For National Aviation Heritage Alliance:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org (937) 219-8277 (mobile)
State funds planned for Wright Brothers’ Factory Project
$1 million appropriation will work to preserve historic buildings on factory site
DAYTON, Ohio—The Ohio General Assembly has approved $1 million to save the […]

Media advisory-Wright factory announcement

In NAHA News Release, Wright Company Factory /

National Aviation Heritage Area
MEDIA ADVISORY
For Immediate Release: June 6, 2016
Contact: Carolyn Best, House Majority Communications Department (614) 644-1739
Timothy R. Gaffney, NAHA (937) 219-8277
Media advisory: Speaker Rosenberger, National Aviation Heritage Alliance to Make
Announcement Regarding Wright Brothers’ Factory Site
COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) will join other Dayton-area legislators and the National Aviation Heritage […]

Read More about David McCullough's visit to the Wright factory

David McCullough—Wright brothers’ factory important to world

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NEWS
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney, Director of Communications
Email: trg@aviationheritagearea.org
Phone: (937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Editors: B-roll video of David McCullough’s tour is available for download at this Drop Box link. It consists of one minute of short clips with no audio.
A photo of Mayor Whaley giving McCullough the key to the city is available here.
DAYTON, Ohio—The Wright brothers’ factory should be […]

Read More about the regional plan to spotlight the National Museum's new building

NAHA coordinates regional plan to spotlight USAF museum’s new building

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NEWS
For Immediate Release
Jan. 19, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney, Director of Communications
Email: trg@aviationheritagearea.org
Phone: (937) 219-8277 (mobile)
DAYTON, Ohio—In an unprecedented act of collaboration, aviation heritage groups, business associations and tourism bureaus in the National Aviation Heritage Area have teamed up to support the grand opening of the National Museum of the United States Air Force’s new building on June 8.
The organizations […]

Read More about First Flight Anniversary events for 2015

Advisory-First Flight Anniversary events for 2015

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National Aviation Heritage Area
MEDIA ADVISORY
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 475-7627 (mobile)
Media advisory: NAHA, partners schedule First Flight Anniversary events
DAYTON, Ohio—The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) and its partners will celebrate the 112th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first powered flights with a series of events in the Dayton area on Dec. 17, […]