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, […]

Read More about Ohio's resolution

Ohio repudiates Connecticut, defends Wright brothers

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NEWS
For Immediate Release
Dec. 10, 2015
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney, Director of Communications
Email: trg@aviationheritagearea.org
Phone: (937) 219-8277 (mobile)
COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Ohio Senate stood with historians and scholars on Wednesday, Dec. 9, in passing a state resolution in which Ohio repudiates Connecticut for claiming the Wright brothers were not the first to fly.
Senators unanimously passed House Concurrent Resolution 8 (HCR 8), a measure that defends Ohio’s […]

Read More about the bill defending the Wright brothers

Ohio Senate panel approves Wright brothers bill

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NEWS
For Immediate Release
Oct. 21, 2015
Contact:
Tony Sculimbrene, Executive Director
Email: afs@aviationheritagearea.org
Phone: (937) 475-7627 (mobile)
Columbus, Ohio— An Ohio bill repudiating Connecticut’s claim that Gustave Whitehead flew before Ohio’s Wright brothers is headed to the senate floor following its passage on Wednesday, Oct. 21, by a senate committee.
The Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee approved House Concurrent Resolution 8 following testimony […]

Read More about the NAHA Aviation Writers Summit

NAHA hosts Aviation Writers Summit

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NEWS
For immediate release
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Editors: Some summit participants will be available for photos and brief media interviews at the WACO Air Museum in Troy on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 12: 45-1:15 p.m. All summit participants will be at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to witness […]

Read More about the Aviation Writers Summit

NAHA to host national aviation writers summit

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For immediate release
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Editors: Closer to the summit, we will release times and heritage site locations where summit participants will be available for brief interviews and photos. A high-resolution summit graphic is available on request.
DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 18—A dozen aviation media professionals with national or international audiences […]

Read More about Wright factory tours

NAHA schedules Wright factory tours

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For immediate release
Friday, Sept. 12, 2015
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Editors: Photos are available upon request
DAYTON, Ohio—The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) has scheduled free monthly tours of the Wright Company factory buildings through the end of 2015, NAHA officials announced Friday.
Tours of the two historic buildings will take place on the third Thursday of each […]

Read More about the 2015 NAHA annual meeting

NAHA annual meeting honors volunteers, partners

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NEWS
For immediate release
September 2, 2015
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Editors: Web-quality photos of the meeting and awardees are available on NAHA’s Facebook page. Print-quality images are available on request.
DAYTON, Ohio—The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) named marketing professional Walter Ohlmann as the winner of the Ivonette Wright Miller Award at its 2015 annual meeting on […]

Read More about NAHA's donation to the Connecticut State Library

NAHA donates aviation history books to CT State Library

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NEWS
For immediate release
August 13, 2015
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 475-7627 (mobile)
NAHA donates aviation history books to Connecticut State Library
DAYTON, Ohio—The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) today announced it is donating aviation history books to the Connecticut State Library in honor of National Aviation Day on Aug. 19.
NAHA is donating one copy each of The Bishop’s […]

Read More about NAHA's letter asking for Whitehead flight proof

NAHA asks CT senator, Jane’s for Gustave Whitehead flight proof

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For immediate release
May 12, 2015

Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
DAYTON, Ohio—The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) has written a Connecticut state senator and the publisher of IHS Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft, asking them to reveal the evidence they claim to have that Gustave Whitehead was first in flight.
NAHA released the letter Tuesday, May 12, […]

Read More about NAHA's call for CT to drop Whitehead claim

NAHA: Time for CT to drop Whitehead claim

In NAHA News Release /

NEWS
For Immediate release
April 21, 2015
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
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DAYTON, Ohio—The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) is calling on Connecticut lawmakers to restore their support for the Wright brothers after a major publisher backed off its claim that Connecticut resident Gustave Whitehead flew first.
In a New York Times article published Friday, April 17, […]

Read More about NAHA's testimony

NAHA supports Wright first in flight bill

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release /

NEWS
For Immediate Release
March 24, 2015
Tony Sculimbrene
Executive Director
afs@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 475-7627 (mobile)
Columbus, Ohio—The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) on Tuesday, March 24, testified in favor of an Ohio bill that would repudiate the claim that Gustave Whitehead flew a powered airplane in Connecticut two years before Ohio’s Wright brothers flew in North Carolina.
NAHA Executive Director Tony Sculimbrene testified […]

Ohio bill supports Wright brothers

In NAHA News Release /

December 29, 2014
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
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Editors:
The Connecticut Post on Monday, Dec. 29, published an article about a bill introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives by Ohio Rep. Rick Perales. The bill, HCR 63, would repudiate a Connecticut law that claims the Wright brothers of Dayton, Ohio, were not the first […]

Read More about the Wright "B" Flyer project

Wright B Flyer to build new plane in original factory

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Wright “B” Flyer, Inc.
National Aviation Heritage Alliance
NEWS
For Immediate Release
December 15, 2014
Contact: Jay Jabour
President, Wright “B” Flyer Inc.
Office: (937) 885-2327 Cell: (937) 479-0548
wbflyer@dayton.net
DAYTON, Ohio—More than a century after it opened, America’s first airplane factory will become active again with a project to build a modern Wright flyer.
Wright “B” Flyer Inc. will build the airplane at the […]