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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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Watch live: Doolittle Tokyo Raiders ceremonies

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DAYTON, Ohio—Viewers from around the world will be able to watch live as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders receive the highest civilian honor the U.S. Congress can bestow, according to an announcement by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
On Wednesday, April 15 at 3 p.m., House and Senate leaders will gather in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center’s […]

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Ohio panel passes Wright first-in-flight bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio—An Ohio legislative committee has passed a 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.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted 11-0 in favor of Ohio House Concurrent Resolution 8 (HCR-8), according to Danielle Giannantonio, an aide to Ohio Rep. […]

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NAHA trustee Neil ‘Skip’ Raymond passes

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The National Aviation Heritage Alliance mourns the passing of Trustee Neil Vanness “Skip” Raymond (Col., USAF Ret.) Of Beavercreek, Ohio. Skip died on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.
Skip provided valuable input to the development of NAHA’s bylaws and the launch of the organization in early 2004. He joined the board as a trustee […]

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Sinclair College to receive ATI Trailblazer Award

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[ April 15, 2015; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] DAYTON, Ohio—Sinclair Community College’s Aviation Technology Department is to receive Aviation Trail Inc.’s 2015 Trailblazer Award Wednesday, April 15.

Held annually to honor an organization or individual who has advanced aviation in the Miami Valley, the award dinner this year will be held at the Sinclair Conference Center, Building 12, at West Third and Perry Streets in downtown Dayton.

“In […]

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Donation moves Wright B Flyer closer to new plane

In NAHA News, The Wright B Flyer /

NEWS
For Immediate Release
March 30, 2015
Contact: Jay Jabour, president
Office: (937) 885-2327 Cell: (937) 479-0548
wbflyer@dayton.net
NOTE TO EDITORS: A high-resolution copy of the photo with this story is available here. Photos of the Wright “B” Flyer are available upon request. Contact Tim Gaffney at timothyrgaffney@gmail.com or (937) 219-8277.
MIAMISBURG, Ohio—When Wright “B” Flyer Inc. takes its one-of-a-kind airplane to […]

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Doolittle Raiders medal coming to museum

In NAHA News, National Museum of the United States Air Force /

The famous Doolittle Tokyo Raiders are to receive a Congressional Gold Medal on April 15 and present it three days later to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
U.S. House and Senate leaders are to award the medal for what the 80 bomber crew members, led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle, achieved 73 years earlier—a daring raid on […]

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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 […]

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