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Huffman Prairie
Society
Main Category
Sub Category
Era
Date Created
Coordinates
39.8038903, -84.0603532
Address1
Pylon Rd
Address2
Wright-Patterson AFB
City
Dayton
State
Country

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.

Image Credit
public domain
Image Caption
Orville Wright in flight above Huffman Prairie, covering a distance of approximately 1,760 feet in 40 1/5 seconds, Nov. 16, 1904
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