As the 119th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight approaches, Hemlock Films, in partnership with the Dayton-based National Aviation Hall of Fame, has launched a new aviation-themed video series, and accompanying website, called Why I Fly. We love the first of these videos, and we think all of you will enjoy them, too!

Each three- or four-minute Why I Fly video introduces the public (particularly young people) to aviation enthusiasts with a passion for flight. Those featured include hobbyists, professionals, pilots, mechanics, designers and artists. If someone is into aviation, their story could be highlighted.

The first video in the series introduces you to Dewey - a corporate pilot by day and old-time barnstormer in his spare time!

You can check out additional videos and get more information about the series at the Why I Fly website: You can also follow Why I Fly on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok. The National Aviation Hall of Fame will feature the Why I Fly stories on their social media platforms as well. Why I Fly will premiere a new episode every two weeks. The series is being produced as a part of the Hall of Fame’s Discovering Flight education curriculum.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame is co-located with the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Founded in 1962, it honors America’s aerospace pioneers and memorializes and shares their impact for the inspiration of leaders to come. Hall of Fame hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Both the Hall of Fame and National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are free–the holiday season is a great time to visit with friends and family!

> More about the National Aviation Hall of Fame

> More about the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Be sure to post pics of your visits on social media and tag them with #DiscoverDayton … we might feature your photos on our website and Instagram page (follow us @daytoncvb).

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