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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Dayton

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DAYTON, Ohio—The pathfinding flight around the world of the sunlight-powered Solar Impulse 2 airplane has brought it to the Birthplace of Aviation.
Swiss pilots and project leaders Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have been flying the solar-powered airplane on marathon legs from Abu Dhabi since March 9, 2015 with the help of a large ground support team. The one-of-a-kind […]

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Carillon Park to unveil WWI exhibit

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DAYTON, Oh—Carillon Historical Park will unveil a special commemorative WWI exhibit titled Over There: Dayton in the Great War on May 28, 2016.
Sandbags piled atop an impressive 8 x 27-foot oak and poplar reproduction war trench, an original Lewis Machine Gun, an original M1902 U.S. Field Gun with a 7-foot barrel, a reproduction wartime ambulance, and original World […]

Read More about C.D. Moore's presentation to Ohio's aviation committee

USAF museum topic at Ohio aviation panel

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COLUMBUS, Ohio— The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s new building will boost tourism in Ohio and help citizens learn about their aviation heritage, the head of a group promoting the new building told a state committee.
C. D. Moore, Lt. Gen. USAF (ret.), addressed the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee as chair of the Grand Opening […]

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Tour Wright brothers factory May 19

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[ May 19, 2016; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] DAYTON, Ohio—The next monthly tour of the historic Wright brothers’ factory is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016. The tour is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

The brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright formed the Wright Company in 1909. They built their first factory building in 1910. It was the first American […]

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Hanks brings aviation heritage into focus

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DAYTON, Ohio—Actor-filmmaker Tom Hanks brought the Dayton area’s rich aviation heritage into focus with his visit to Wright State University on April 19.
Besides dedicating the university’s new Tom Hanks Center for Motion Picture, the oscar-winning actor spoke at a fundraising gala for the film program and took part with students in a forum about cinema. […]

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Armstrong museum wins state award

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WAPAKONETA, OH–The Ohio Museums Association has named the Armstrong Air & Space Museum the Institution of the Year, Armstrong museum officials announced.
The association cited growth and improvements in several areas  in 2015 as reasons for the award. The areas incluced attendance, staff increases, facility and exhibit improvements and outreach programs. The association announced the award at […]

Read More about the Champaign Aviation Museum's fundraising gala

Champaign Aviation Museum hosts gala

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URBANA, Ohio—The Champaign Aviation Museum’s annual fundraising gala on Saturday, April 23, treated guests to the sights and sounds of aviation heritage.
With the fuselage of the B-17G bomber “Champaign Lady” as a backdrop, guests dined in the museum, which also serves as a hangar and B-17 manufacturing plant on historic Grimes Field Airport. The Boyer Sisters, […]

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

David McCullough—Wright brothers’ factory important to world

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

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 for one week. 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 […]

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Wright factory tour April 21

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[ April 21, 2016; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] DAYTON, Ohio—The next monthly tour of the historic Wright brothers’ factory is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016.

The brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright formed the Wright Company in 1909. They built their first factory building in 1910. It was the first American factory built for airplane manufacturing. They added a second building in 1911. The buildings later […]

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