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    Dayton Aviation Heritage

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Park Fun


Junior Ranger camp paper airplane take off point.

Paper airplanes can be a simple toy to some or an aeronautics research tool to others. Paper airplanes can be folded into shapes like basic darts and gliders, to high-tech planes.

Did you know that paper airplanes use the same principles of flight as airplanes and that paper airplanes are used to study aerodynamics by scientists, engineers and students?

There are many paper airplane models to make. You can make your own design or click here for directions to make THE BAT.

Safe Flying!


Make Your Own KITE!

The Wright brothers used kites to figure out how to roll an aricraft.
Click here to make your own kite.

Did You Know?

Replica 1905 hangar at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field

The Wright brothers continued their flying experiments here on this cow pasture in Dayton, Ohio in 1904 and 1905, perfecting their machine and building the world's first practical airplane.