The Birthplace of Aviation
The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled a video library of the amazing aviation sites in the Dayton region. These videos will give you plenty of ideas as you plan a future trip to Dayton.
When the Wright brothers returned to Dayton, after their historic first flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, they looked for a suitable flying field closer to home. Dayton banker, Torrence Huffman allowed the brothers to use his pasture, which was located eight miles northeast of Dayton, rent-free.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
A must-see in Dayton, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum and Ohio’s most visited FREE tourist attraction with approximately 1 million annual visitors. This world-renowned museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid 19 acres of indoor exhibit space.