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    Dayton Aviation Heritage

    National Historical Park Ohio

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Take a trip through time and explore the history and curiosities from the 1860s to the 1940s featuring US and World Events, Inventions & Technology, the Wright brothers, Paul Laurence Dunbar, American Letters, and Dayton Events.
Pick a theme, then pick a decade and travel through our interactive timeline. To return to the home page, click on "backspace" bar.

The Wright brothers’ invention of the airplane changed much in the world. Click here to see The Miracle of Flight movie, the Learning to Fly cartoon, Riding the Wind movie, the Age of Flight movie and test your skills with the interactive simulator by left clicking your mouse.

1913 Flood

1913 Flood

Click here for more information about the Greatest Weather Disaster in Dayton's history

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.