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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 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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Woodland to host true murder mystery author

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[ April 21, 2016; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] DAYTON, Ohio—Author Brian Forschner will discuss his new book Cold Serial: The Jack the Strangler Murders on Thursday, April 21 at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, 118 Woodland Ave.

A narrative non-fiction written like a mystery novel, Cold Serial reopens a century-old, unsolved Dayton case in which five young girls were raped and brutally killed. Scheduled for 6:30 […]

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USAF museum’s new building subject of Huffman Prairie talk

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[ April 4, 2016; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] FAIRBORN, Ohio—The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s newest building is the subject of a talk scheduled for the Huffman Prairie Aviation History Society’s next meeting on Monday, April 4.

Tony Sculimbrene, executive director of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA), and Jim Blackman of the National Museum are to discuss plans for the museum’s Fourth Building Grand Opening, scheduled for […]

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Tom Crouch wins AIAA award

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RESTON, Va. – Tom D. Crouch, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow, and senior curator of aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., has won the 2016 AIAA Distinguished Service Award, according to an AIAA announcement.
Crouch will receive the award at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards […]

Read More about Aviation Trail's Trailblazer Awards luncheon

Trailblazer Award to honor USAF museum, foundation

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[ April 15, 2016; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] DAYTON, Ohio—Aviation Trail, Inc. (ATI) will present its 2016 Trailblazer Award to the National Museum of the U. S. Air Force and the Air Force Museum Foundation, the aviation heritage group announced this week.

ATI will present the award at its annual Trailblazer luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, at the Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrook Conference Center […]

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