Expedition Team: Dave Miller
Date: April 1, 2023
Located on the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, on top of a hill overlooking the base and the Huffman Dam, the small center focusses on the Wright Brothers development of the world’s first practical airplane at Huffman Prairie in 1904 & 1905, their flying school which started in 1910 and accomplishments of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Outside of the center, there is a large 17-foot-high granite memorial saluting the Wright Brothers and several Indian mounds. It was nice to see a couple photos of the WB hydroaeroplanes or seaplanes, which were tested on the Miami River in Moraine from 1912-1914. This site is the 4th of six sites making up the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park.