Category Archives: Aviation

The Dayton Air Show: A Brief History

Every summer thousands of aviation fans flock to the Dayton International Airport for the annual Dayton Air Show. In the early 1970s, local aviation enthusiasts sponsored a “General Aviation Day” at the Montgomery County Airport, now the Dayton-Wright Airport, to celebrate … Continue reading






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A Sesquicentennial Reached: Happy 150th birthday to Wilbur Wright!

150 years ago today Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) was born on a farm near New Castle, Indiana. Take a moment to look skyward and, as you see an airplane pass over, wish Wilbur a happy 150th birthday. Enjoy a few photographs … Continue reading






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“First Time for Everything”

Story by Kyle Thede, SC&A intern and Public History graduate student Lieutenant Fairchild was still humming the familiar refrain of “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” though the constant howl of the wind rushing past his open cockpit drowned out any … Continue reading






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