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Huffman Prairie

Location: Dayton, OH, USA
Date: 1904

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, such as Thomas DeWitt Milling.

Era: 1900s
Innovation designated by:
Huffman Prairie
public domain
Orville Wright in flight above Huffman Prairie, covering a distance of approximately 1,760 feet in 40 1/5 seconds, Nov. 16, 1904
Address:
Pylon Rd
Wright-Patterson AFB
Dayton, OH, USA

Pylon Rd

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