Christopher Flanery
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Take a High-Flying Journey to the Birthplace Of Aviation

Buckle up, aviation enthusiasts, because we're about to take you on a thrilling adventure to Dayton, Ohio, where the skies come alive with the legacy of flight! Nestled in the heart of the Buckeye State, Dayton boasts a treasure trove of aviation-related sites that will have you soaring through history and into the future. Don’t miss must-see stops on Dayton’s aviation trail, including the FREE National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Carillon Historical Park & the Wright Brothers National Museum, and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, as well as the thrills of the 50th anniversary CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show!

Enter to Win: Click to enter for a chance to win a Dayton Get-Away, featuring admission to the Dayton Air Show!

Featured Aviation Attractions in Dayton

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Earn a Wilbear Wright Aviator Teddy Bear!

You could earn your very own Wilbear Wright Teddy Bear by visiting sites on the Dayton Aviation Trail!  

Tour a minimum of 8 of the 17 amazing aviation sites listed in this brochure. Receive a stamp at the one required site, the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, plus a minimum of 7 of the remaining sites to qualify for the FREE "Wilbear Wright" aviator teddy bear. 


Wilbear Wright

Stand next to the original 1905 Wright Flyer III 
or see a modern recreation of the Wright "B" Flyer

Wright B Flyer

Visit Wright “B” Flyer’s hangar and museum where you can get up close to the aircraft and meet the volunteers who designed, built, operate and maintain them.  Browse the historical displays to learn how the Wright brothers learned the secrets of flight.  For a generation, Wright “B” Flyer Inc. has celebrated the legacy of the Wright brothers.

Wright B Flyer

Tour the historic homes of Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar

Calendar of Events: Things to Do in Dayton