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Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center

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Were the Wright Brothers taught the world to fly.

Out on the Now Wright-Patterson AFB is Huffam Prairie Flying Field. There are a lot of signs to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tough time finding the place but once there it was interesting to visualize the Wright brothers... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out on the Now Wright-Patterson AFB is Huffam Prairie Flying Field. There are a lot of signs to walk out to and read. A reproduction hanger and catapult tower and rails for takeoff. We enjoyed walking were the Wright Brothers taught the world to fly!

Thank CharlesB1937
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tough time finding the place but once there it was interesting to visualize the Wright brothers fine tuning their flying machine. Visit the memorial/museum across rt 444 first to get background information.

Thank iceman1947
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

It takes a windy road to get to the old hangar and there is just a replica of the second hangar but it is kind of eye opening to see how small of a space they had to work with. There are also just some...More

Thank Ed M
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We visited the Wright Brothers Memorial and tried to find Huffman Prairie but were unsuccessful. After several attempts to visit Huffman Prairie Flying Field we gave up and moved on to something else. The signage from the Air Force Museum was difficult to follow and...More

Thank Gary O
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Usually an empty field isn't that interesting, but just imagine standing there watching a couple of bicycle mechanics defy gravity for hours and hours circling the field learning to fly while inventing the concept and physics of flight itself. It had to be the most...More

Thank tromba61
Reviewed July 6, 2018

This is a National Park Service site with no entry fee. I was only there a few minutes near closing. It is very small and shows what the early aviator student classroom was like. There is a small store with Wright Brothers and aviation material....More

2  Thank Jim M
Reviewed June 24, 2018

The flying field was just a field with flags around it. There are some signs providing a description of the history but overall it is just a field and not all that easy to find.

Thank 311charlesg
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I was just riding the bike trail and decided to checkout the Huffman prairie flying field and it was awesome! So much history and information. The first airport. The area is very scenic too.

1  Thank Sean C
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and visit here if you are interested in the history of the Wright Brothers in Aviation. This place has a much better display then the Museum in Dayton. I learned a few new facts that were new to me. The most...More

Thank James282988
Reviewed May 31, 2018

You have to be a Aviation and History Buff to appreciate seeing the world's first airport. It's basically a field adjacent to Wright-Pat AFB main runways. It's where the Wright Brothers flew gliders before Kitty Hawk and planes after Kitty Hawk. I had the entire...More

1  Thank Alex W
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