Tag Archives: aviation history

The Story of Clair W. Welty: WWI Pilot Trainer

A couple of weeks ago, Special Collections & Archives hosted a special tour for which all members of the staff were asked to select some of their favorite materials from the collections to share with attendees. When choosing my “favorites” in … Continue reading






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A Journey of 4.5 Million Miles Began with 120 Feet

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher, 6th-5th c. BC Or, a journey of more than 4.5 million miles through space in 2002 began with a flight of 120 feet on the … Continue reading






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Archives hosts group from Aviation Writers Summit

A dozen aviation writers and editors from around the United States are in town this week for the National Aviation Heritage Area Aviation Writers Summit Presented by Dayton International Airport. The Summit kicked off Wednesday, September 30, and continues through Friday, October … Continue reading






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