Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Wright Seaplane Base
Dayton Aviation Heritage Aviation Trail Site
Here on the Miami River in 1913, Orville Wright made the first successful takeoff and landing from water in a Wright Model C airplane fitted with a pontoon. Rivers and lakes could provide no-cost runways for seaplanes, unimpeded by such obstacles as power lines, bridges, buildings, or roads. This stretch of river bends 90 degrees, enabling pilots to take off or land into the wind from nearly any direction.
Orville Wright makes adjustments to an early model seaplane flown here from the Miami River in 1913.
Other Aviation Trail Sites
The complete Aviation Trail includes about 45 sites that highlight Dayton and the Miami River valley's significant contributions to the invention of flight and the aviation industry.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 40.952′ N, 84° 13.847′ W. Marker was in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker could be reached from Interstate 75. Click for map. Marker is along the Great Miami River Recreation Trail between the southbound ramp for Exit 47 of I-75 and the Great Miami River, about 200 feet north of the "K-Station" restrooms along the trail, and about
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Woody's Market (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mad River Road / (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mad River Road / Road From Cunningham's to Mad River (approx. 3.2 miles away); Newcom Tavern (approx. 3.6 miles away); Carillon Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); Locust Grove School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Washington Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Col. Robert Patterson (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dayton.
Also see . . .
1. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. National Aviation Heritage Area. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Dayton Aviation. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. Aviation Trail Sites. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
1. No Longer Here
This marker, is no longer located here at this placement.
Categories. • Air & Space • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 902 times since then and 143 times this year. Last updated on , by Douglas Williams of Dayton, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.