Hangar at Huffman Prairie Flying Field - Dayton, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 39° 47.680 W 084° 05.308
16S E 749289 N 4409023
Quick Description: This is one of four markers surrounding the Wright Brothers Memorial. The plaque points and tells where the hangar was that the Wrights used at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2011 3:26:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMCZ31
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 9

Long Description:
The Wright Brothers Memorial is situated on top of Wright Brothers Hill. The low wall surrounding the monument has four additional markers with more information about the site. The hill overlooks the Huffman Prairie Flying Field where the Wrights refined their knowledge and flying skills. This plaque points to where the hangar was where they kept the Wright Flyers. The plaque reads:


[image of a Wright Flyer in a hangar]

ONE AND ONE HALF MILES EAST OF THIS HILL WAS WRITTEN MUCH OF THE OPENING CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF AVIATION. THE ARROW POINTS TO A MARKER WHICH INDICATES THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE ORIGINAL HANGAR ON THE FLYING FIELD USED BY THE WRIGHT BROTHERS. FOLLOWING THEIR HISTORIC FLIGHTS AT KITTY HAWK DECEMBER 17, 1903 THEY CONTINUED THEIR WORK AT THIS FIELD. DURING 1904 AND 1905 ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FLIGHTS WERE MADE HERE INCLUDING THE FIRST IN A COMPLETE CIRCLE. THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED FROM THESE FLIGHTS ENABLED THE WRIGHT BROTHERS TO MAKE IMPORTANT ADVANCES BOTH IN AEROPLANE DESIGN AND THE ART OF FLYING. DURING A LATER PERIOD MANY OF THE PIONEER FLYERS OF THIS AND OTHER COUNTRIES LEARNED TO FLY HERE. EARTH FROM THE SITE WHERE THE ORIGINAL HANGAR STOOD HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE TOP OF THIS HILL AND UNDERLIES THE SHAFT ITSELF AND THE THE AREA SURROUNDING IT


Group that erected the marker: National Park Service, Dayton Aviation

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
2380 Memorial Road
WPAFB
Dayton, Ohio USA
45433


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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