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Aviation Trail Parachute Museum turns 5

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The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum is celebrating its fifth year of being open to the public as part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park’s Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center at Third and Williams Streets in Dayton, Ohio.
Visitors to the museum can learn what it’s like to eject from an F-16 fighter jet, parachute from the edge of space, […]

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Walk of Fame inductees named

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[ September 24, 2016; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. ]
DAYTON, Ohio—Wright Dunbar, Inc., the sponsor of the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame and the memorial stones on West Third Street in the Wright Dunbar Historic Business District, has announced the 2015 inductees.The honorees are: Keith D. Harrison, Zoe Dell Nutter, Robert (Bob) Keyser Schul, Gerald (Jerry) Sharkey, and Eugene Edward (“Snooky”) Young, Jr.Wright-Dunbar will […]

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

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For immediate release
May 12, 2015

Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
(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, […]

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CBS Sunday Morning spotlights Wright brothers

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CBS News Sunday Morning spotlighted the Wright brothers and historic Wright sites in the National Aviation Heritage Area on Sunday, May 3.
CBS’s Rita Braver interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough about his new book, The Wright Brothers, filming the interview at several locations including Wright State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives and the Huffman Prairie […]

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Dayton History acquires Patterson Homestead

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DAYTON, Ohio—Dayton History has acquired the historic Patterson Homestead as a gift from the City of Dayton in order to ensure the long-term preservation of the property and the history of the Patterson family, according to a Dayton History announcement.
Having operated the site for more than 40 years, Dayton History officials said they are  eager to undertake the task of […]

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WACO lecture eyes close air support in Vietnam

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[ May 7, 2015; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] TROY, Ohio—Lt Col Mike Jackson, USAF (Ret), who flew 210 combat missions as a forward air controller in Vietnam, will speak about his experiences in close air support on Thursday, May 7 at the WACO Air Museum.

Forward air controllers were responsible for scouting, targeting and controlling all Air Force airstrikes involving troops in contact engagements in […]

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Jane’s backs off Gustave Whitehead claim

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The publisher of a column that prompted Connecticut to declare itself “first in flight” has distanced itself from the claim in a statement it issued in response to a query by the New York Times.
The Times on Friday, April 17, published an article on its website  about the controversy surrounding the Connecticut law that claims Gustave Whitehead, a Connecticut […]

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Tom Hanks to produce Wright Brothers series

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DAYTON, Ohio—The announcement that Tom Hanks will produce an HBO miniseries about the Wright brothers has sparked widespread interest by the entertainment and news media.
A flurry of local news reports have followed Deadline.com‘s announcement that Hanks’ production company Playtone would produce the series based on the forthcoming book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough. His publisher, […]

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