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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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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