Published April 2, 2024

Heritage Area Embarks on Unique Partnership to Restore Paul Laurence Dunbar House

Why would an aviation-themed Heritage Area enter a project to preserve the house of a poet? The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) is the management entity of the National Aviation Heritage Area which has been created, authorized, and appropriated by Congress and administered by the National Park Service. NAHA has nearly 20 years of experience administering […]

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Published January 19, 2023

Travel like the Wright Brothers between Dayton, OH and Kill Devil Hills, NC

Wright Route is a travel initiative between Ohio and North Carolina partners for people who want to travel in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers between the two states. From Dayton, Ohio (The Birthplace of Aviation) to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (First in Flight), Wright Route covers everything in between. Are you ready to travel […]

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Published April 29, 2022

Flight Games in Wright Dunbar Neighborhood

You’ll find two mosaics in the Wright Dunbar Neighborhood that contain multiple games. In partnership with Culture Works, the National Park Service, and National Aviation Heritage Area, the Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton created and installed Flight Games – two aviation-themed mosaics. 1. Hopscotch at the Fifth Cycle Shop Lot -1129  W. Third St. Play […]

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Published January 31, 2022

Passport Stamps in the National Aviation Heritage Area

When my family visits a National Park or affiliated site, we stamp our arms instead of the little blue passport stamp book sold in park gift shops and online. This tradition started several years ago when my kids were really into Harry Potter. We called the stamps “our dark marks.” Now, a quick search in […]

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Published June 22, 2020

Wright “Bee” Flyer

It’s National #PollinatorWeek and yes, we have a bee variety named “Wright Bee Flyer.” As if that isn’t amazing enough, the first written eye-witness account of the Wright brothers’ first flights wasn’t syndicated or published by a popular national paper. It was written by a beekeeper in a magazine he published for other beekeepers called […]

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Published February 10, 2020

First President to Fly

Since the days of George Washington, presidents have had an interest in aviation. Ballooning provided fascinating possibilities for leisure, innovation, and war. But it wasn’t until October 11, 1910 while participating in the Missouri State Republican Party’s campaign, that the first president flew in an airplane. On October 11, 1910, former President Roosevelt flew in […]

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Published January 28, 2019

Dayton's national park reopens

Dayton, Ohio —Dayton’s national park reopens this week as staff of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park resumed regular operations. Please visit for updated information about the park and its public operating hours. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park is fortunate to have many supportive partners, Superintendent Kendell Thompson said in a statement. “I appreciate all […]

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