Read More about the National Aviation Hall of Fame's next enshrinees

National Aviation Hall of Fame names ‘Class of 2017’

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DAYTON, Ohio—The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has revealed the names of four individuals elected as the Enshrinee Class of 2017, according to a NAHF announcement.
The NAHF Class of 2017 represents a broad range of enduring contributions dating from the dawn of the jet age through the manned exploration of space. NAHF will enshrine […]

Read More about NAHA's Cary/Gum Aviation Scholarship

NAHA aviation scholarship available

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UPDATE, Nov. 15, 2016: Because of a problem (now corrected) with downloading application forms from the scholarship web page, the application deadline has been extended to Nov. 21, 2016.
DAYTON, Ohio—The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) is accepting applications for the 2016 Mitchell Cary/Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship.
NAHA’s aviation scholarship provides $1,500 worth of flying lessons […]

Read More about Maiden Flight

New book spotlights Katharine Wright

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NEWS
For immediate release
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
DAYTON, OH—Move over, Wright brothers. Katharine Wright, the youngest of the Wright siblings, emerges from their long shadows as the subject of Maiden Flight, a new book by Harry Haskell of Guilford, CT. Haskell is to make several author appearances in the Dayton area […]

Read More about Patty Wagstaff's Wright factory video

Patty Wagstaff: Preserve Wright brothers’ factory

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NEWS
For immediate release
Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
EDITORS: Photos of the Wright Company factory are available here: http://bit.ly/wrightfactory-photos-video.
DAYTON, Ohio—Air show legend Patty Wagstaff made her mark on aviation history by breaking gender barriers in aerobatic contests. Now, Wagstaff has added her voice to those urging the restoration of America’s first airplane factory—the […]

Read More about the Chinese student tour of the Wright Company factory

Chinese students tour Wright brothers’ factory

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NEWS
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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
EDITORS: Photos of the Chinese students and other photos of the Wright factory are available here: http://bit.ly/wrightfactory-photos-video.
DAYTON, Ohio—The Wright Company factory showed its potential to draw international travelers Wednesday, Sept. 28, when a group of 22 students from China and their chaperones toured the West […]

Read More about David McCullough's NAHF award

David McCullough wins NAHF award

In NAHA News, National Aviation Hall of Fame /

DAYTON, Ohio—Author David McCullough has won the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s (NAHF’s) 14th Annual Combs Gates Award for his best-selling book, The Wright Brothers, NAHF officials announced Thursday, Sept. 15.
NAHF officials and enshrinees will present the $20,000 cash prize to McCullough on Nov. 2 at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla.
The Wright Brothers (Simon & Shuster, […]

Read More about the new David McCullough video

David McCullough: Save Wright brothers’ factory

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NEWS
For immediate release
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
EDITORS: Photos of the Wright factory, and b-roll video of David McCullough’s tour of the factory, are available here: http://bit.ly/wrightfactory-photos-video.
DAYTON, Ohio—The campaign to save the Wright brothers’ factory has won a new supporter— David McCullough.
The author of the best-selling book The Wright Brothers endorses […]

Read More about NAHA's 2016 awards

NAHA awards partners, volunteers

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DAYTON, Ohio—Longtime heritage volunteer Jerry Gecowets of Urbana is the winner of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance’s 2016 Ivonette Wright Miller Award.
NAHA’s annual awards also recognized the Dayton International Airport and its director, Terrence Slaybaugh, and the Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives and its head of archives, Dawne Dewey.
Dayton Aviation Director Terrence Slaybaugh […]

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NPS official ‘inspired’ by NAHA, partners

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NEWS
For immediate release
August 24, 2016
Contact:
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
trg@aviationheritagearea.org
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Editors: Print quality photos are available on request.
DAYTON, Ohio—Two days before the National park Service celebrates its centennial anniversary, a senior NPS official visited Dayton to praise the historical preservation work in the National Aviation Heritage Area.
“I am inspired by all you are doing to […]

Read More about the Chinese web program's visit to Champaign Aviation Museum

Chinese web program films Champaign Aviation Museum

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UPDATE 8/31/2016: The video is available online here.
URBANA, Ohio—Six members of a video production team from Beijing, China flew on the Champaign Aviation Museum’s World War II-era bomber on Tuesday, Aug. 9, for a web program with 93 million viewers.
Videographers and co-hosts of the web TV program “On Pilgrimmage” mounted video cameras throughout “Champaign Gal,” the museum’s […]

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