Read More about NAHA partners at AirVenture

NAHA’s aviation heritage at AirVenture

In Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, NAHA News, NAHA News Release /

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 […]

Read More about the Cary-Gum Aviation Scholarship

Mason girl wins NAHA aviation scholarship

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release /

NEWS
For immediate release
February 14, 2017
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 475-7627 (mobile)
Editors: print quality photos are available for 1 week in this Drop Box folder.
Mason girl wins NAHA’s aviation scholarship
DAYTON, Ohio—A 15-year-old Mason High School student is the youngest person and first female to win the annual Mitchell Cary-Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship.
The National Aviation Heritage Alliance […]

NAHA to award 5th aviation scholarship

In NAHA News Release /

MEDIA ADVISORY
For immediate release
Feb. 13, 2017
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Media Advisory: NAHA to present Cary-Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the National Aviation Heritage Alliance will present its fifth annual Mitch Cary-Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship, which provides $1,500 worth of flying lessons towards a private pilot’s or light sport pilot’s certificate. […]

Read More about Maiden Flight

New book spotlights Katharine Wright

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release /

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

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release /

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

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release, Wright Company Factory /

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

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release, Wright Company Factory /

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

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release, Uncategorized /

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

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release /

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

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release, Wright Company Factory /

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

In NAHA News Release, Wright Company Factory /

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

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release, Wright Company Factory /

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 […]