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Near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Huffman Prairie Flying Field

AIAA Historic Aerospace Site

 
 
Huffman Prairie Flying Field Marker image. Click for full size.
August 21, 2008
1. Huffman Prairie Flying Field Marker
Inscription.  On this 84-acre meadow in 1904 and 1905, the Wright Brothers successfully mastered the mechanics of controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight. The brothers also built the world's first airport here, and in 1910 the Wright Company School of Aviation established a flying school on the site and trained many of the world's first pilots, including some of the first military pilots.
 
Erected 2003 by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the AIAA Historic Aerospace Sites series list.
 
Location. 39° 48.422′ N, 84° 3.775′ W. Marker is near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on Symmes Road just east of Marl Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker in the south-western section of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Airport (a few steps from this marker); Trials in an Old Swamp
Huffman Prairie Flying Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2013
2. Huffman Prairie Flying Field Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Flying Field to Air Force Base (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Huffman Prairie Flying Field (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miss that Tree! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Follow the Flight Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Starting Device (approx. ¼ mile away); They Had Done It! (approx. ¼ mile away).
 
Also see . . .  AIAA Historic Aerospace Sites list. There were 58 plaques dedicated by AIAA between 2000 and 2013. Some have not been installed yet, including one for Tranquility Base - The Moon. (Submitted on November 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on July 21, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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