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Near Dayton in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Huffman Prairie Flying Field

AIAA Historic Aerospace Site

 
 
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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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 39° 48.422′ N, 84° 3.775′ W. Marker is near Dayton, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on Symmes Road just east of Marl Road, on the right when traveling east. 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); a different marker also named Huffman Prairie Flying Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Flying Field to Air Force Base
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By Craig Baker, April 20, 2021
2. Huffman Prairie Flying Field Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Trials in an Old Swamp (within shouting distance of this marker); Commuter Flyers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Flight (about 400 feet away); Miss that Tree! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Follow the Flight Path (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
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 April 23, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
Huffman Prairie Flying Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2013
3. Huffman Prairie Flying Field Marker
Catapult and Barn Replicas image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 20, 2021
4. Catapult and Barn Replicas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on April 22, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2. submitted on April 23, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on July 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on April 23, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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