Sept. 12: Upcoming Talk on Pulitzer Air Races, American Aviation and Speed Supremacy, 1920-1925

The next meeting of the Huffman Prairie Aviation History Society will take place on Monday, September 12, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome!

At this month’s meeting, Michael Gough will speak about the Pulitzer Air Races, American Aviation and Speed Supremacy, 1920-1925 (view PDF flyer).

The meeting and presentation will take place at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center at 2380 Memorial Road (intersection of State Route 444 and Kauffman Road), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. There is ample free parking, and light refreshments will be provided.

You can view the upcoming schedule of meetings and speakers anytime at :  http://www.libraries.wright.edu/community/outofthebox/events/huffman-prairie-aviation-history-society/.

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Archives receives PROPS Award from NAHA

Special Collections and Archives was recognized by the National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) with the PROPS Award at their Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 23.

Dawne Dewey, Head of Special Collections & Archives, with NAHA Executive Director Tony Sculimbrene (left) and NAHA Chair Frank Winslow, August 23, 2016.

Dawne Dewey, Head of Special Collections & Archives, with NAHA Executive Director Tony Sculimbrene (left) and NAHA Chair Frank Winslow, August 23, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Tim Gaffney/NAHA)

The PROPS (Partner Recognition of Phenomenal Support) Award goes to a NAHA partner for outstanding support of one or more NAHA partners.  

Special Collections and Archives received the award for providing historical resources to NAHA partners and others, including David McCullough, who made extensive use of the archives’ Wright Brothers Collection in researching his best-selling book The Wright Brothers. The book has increased visitation to the Heritage Area.

Special Collections & Archives staff with their PROPS Award. Front L-R: Toni Vanden Bos, Dawne Dewey. Back L-R: Lisa Rickey, John Armstrong, Chris Wydman.

Special Collections & Archives staff with their PROPS Award. Front L-R: Toni Vanden Bos, Dawne Dewey. Back L-R: Lisa Rickey, John Armstrong, Chris Wydman.

The WSU Archives supports NAHA partners by providing research, images, films, and exhibits for a wide variety of aviation heritage projects.

Here is a link to the NAHA announcement with a description of the award: https://www.aviationheritagearea.org/naha-awards-partners-volunteers/

Close-up of the PROPS Award

Close-up of the PROPS Award

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Save the Date: Wright Brothers Aero Carnival, Sept. 10, 2016

We hope to see you this Fall at the Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival on Saturday, September 10, 2016!   We will be there with an exhibit about the Wright Factory.  More info on the carnival:

Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival, September 10, 2016

Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival, September 10, 2016

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and Dayton’s aviation legacy at the 2016 Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival on Saturday, September 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Discover the flying field where Wilbur and Orville Wright developed the world’s first practical airplane. Experience an event where aviation past, present and future meet, and enjoy the family friendly atmosphere of a carnival. See historical displays and silent films at the Aero Carnival that provide a glimpse back into the early days of flight. Try your hand at flying a virtual Wright Flyer in the simulator and take part in other activities throughout the day. See airplanes on display like the Wright Model B replica, and learn about the history of flight.

The Huffman Prairie Flying Field in located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Gate 16A off of State Route 444. This event is sponsored by Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

For more information contact the National Park Service at 937-225-7705
or go online at www.nps.gov/daav. This event is free and open to the public.

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