Second Annual Festival of Flight Coming This Weekend

Wright State University will host its second annual “Festival of Flight” on September 25 at the school’s campus in Fairburn, Ohio.

Organizers say the Festival of Flight is a celebration of the aviation heritage in the Dayton area, which was the childhood home of Wright Brothers and the current home to dozens of flight-related organizations.

The event will feature:

  • Three guided tours of Huffman Prairie, where, through a series of unique experiments, the Wright Brothers mastered the principles of controlled, powered flight and developed the world’s first practical airplane
  • A flyover from the MacAir Aero Club Formation Flying Group
  • The public premiere of a new documentary from the National Aviation Hall of Fame titled “A Journey Through The Birthplace of Aviation”
  • A book signing event with AIAA associate fellow Michelle Rouch, illustrator of the children’s book “Astronaut Al Travels to the Moon”
  • The “Innovation and Education Hangar,” which will feature hands-on, experiential activities

Partners in the event include the:

  • Dayton Regional STEM School
  • National Aviation Heritage Alliance
  • National Aviation Hall of Fame
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Based in Texas, Ashley is the former Marketing Manager at FLYING and focuses deeply on training and education. She graduated from the Baylor Institute for Air Science with a Bachelor's in Aviation Science and holds an MBA specializing in Marketing. She is an also instrument rated private pilot and licensed FAA dispatcher.

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