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David McCullough wins NAHF award

In NAHA News, National Aviation Hall of Fame /

DAYTON, Ohio—Author David McCullough has won the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s (NAHF’s) 14th Annual Combs Gates Award for his best-selling book, The Wright Brothers, NAHF officials announced Thursday, Sept. 15.
NAHF officials and enshrinees will present the $20,000 cash prize to McCullough on Nov. 2 at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla.
The Wright Brothers (Simon & Shuster, […]

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David McCullough: Save Wright brothers’ factory

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release, Wright Company Factory /

For immediate release
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
EDITORS: Photos of the Wright factory, and b-roll video of David McCullough’s tour of the factory, are available here:
DAYTON, Ohio—The campaign to save the Wright brothers’ factory has won a new supporter— David McCullough.
The author of the best-selling book The Wright Brothers endorses […]

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NAHA awards partners, volunteers

In NAHA News /

DAYTON, Ohio—Longtime heritage volunteer Jerry Gecowets of Urbana is the winner of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance’s 2016 Ivonette Wright Miller Award.
NAHA’s annual awards also recognized the Dayton International Airport and its director, Terrence Slaybaugh, and the Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives and its head of archives, Dawne Dewey.
Dayton Aviation Director Terrence Slaybaugh […]

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NPS official ‘inspired’ by NAHA, partners

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release, Uncategorized /

For immediate release
August 24, 2016
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
Editors: Print quality photos are available on request.
DAYTON, Ohio—Two days before the National park Service celebrates its centennial anniversary, a senior NPS official visited Dayton to praise the historical preservation work in the National Aviation Heritage Area.
“I am inspired by all you are doing to […]

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Chinese web program films Champaign Aviation Museum

In Historic Grimes Field, NAHA News /

UPDATE 8/31/2016: The video is available online here.
URBANA, Ohio—Six members of a video production team from Beijing, China flew on the Champaign Aviation Museum’s World War II-era bomber on Tuesday, Aug. 9, for a web program with 93 million viewers.
Videographers and co-hosts of the web TV program “On Pilgrimmage” mounted video cameras throughout “Champaign Gal,” the museum’s […]

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Wright factory tour set for Aug. 18

In NAHA Events, NAHA News, Wright Company Factory /

[ August 18, 2016; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] DAYTON, Ohio—The next Wright factory tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. The factory was the first in America built for airplane manufacturing.

The Wright factory tour is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary, but NAHA encourages Facebook users to respond on the factory tour’s event page. The tour takes about an hour, but visitors can […]

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NAHA annual meeting to feature NPS official

In Historic Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum, NAHA Events, NAHA News /

[ August 23, 2016; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] DAYTON, Ohio—NAHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting will review a year of accomplishments, preview a year of challenges and opportunities, and hear from a senior National Park Service official with direct oversight of the National Aviation Heritage Area and Dayton’s national park.

The annual meeting is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Woodland […]

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NPS tells Wright story at AirVenture

In Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, NAHA News /

OSHKOSH, Wis.—For one week in late July every year, flight enthusiasts from around the world gather here for what’s billed as the world’s greatest aviation celebration—the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture convention and fly-in.
More than 500,000 visitors, including more than 2,000 from 80 foreign countries, flock to EAA’s headquarters at Wittman Regional Airport, many in their own […]

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Wright factory tour set for July 21

In NAHA News, NAHA News Release /

For immediate release
July 18, 2016
Timothy R. Gaffney
Director of Communications
(937) 219-8277 (mobile)
EDITORS: Photos of the Wright Company Factory Site are available upon request. In social media posts, please use the hashtag #wrightfactory for the Wright Company factory site.
DAYTON—The next Wright factory tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016. The tour will be the first since the June […]

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