September 9, 2017 - Aero Carnival

The slide show above displays some photos from the Sept. 9 event.

The National Park Service's AERO CARNIVAL was held on September 9, 2017 from 10:30 AM to approximately 2:00 PM*. It took place on Huffman Prairie Flying Field, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The event was free to all (access through Gate 16A off of State Route 444). 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Wilbur Wright field and McCook Field and this event was one of the celebrations of that anniversary. *(Originally scheduled to go until 5:00, the event was closed a bit early due to the appearance of some dangerously gusty winds in the afternoon).

Visitors enjoyed the many displays and activities at the Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival on the field where Wilbur and Orville Wright developed the world’s first practical airplane. Through activities and displays the Aero Carnival provided a glimpse back into the time of the Wrights. It also provided a look at the history of aviation. Participants experienced the past, present and the future of aviation and aeronautical research. For more information on the park see the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park website at this link:  

The list of some of the activities and groups that displayed at the 2107 Aero Carnival:

Aircraft Displays:

         Luscombe 8A

         Aviat Husky

         Zenith 701P 

         Ercoupe 415C

         Cirrus SR-22

         Curtiss Travel Air

Air Force Institute of Technology                             

Air Force Recruiters

Air Force Research Labs / AFLCMC

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

America’s Packard Museum                          

Aviation Trail, Inc. – Parachutes

Balloon Animals                                

Bounce Houses

Carillon Park  

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument

EAA Young Eagles

Fairborn Area Historical Society       

Five Rivers MetroParks                     

Food Vendors

F-16 Flight Simulator

Greene County Historical Society

Greene County Parks and Trails

Ham Radio Broadcasting                              

Hay Rides                                                      

Hot Air Balloons                                            

Learning Tree Farm

Nat. Air and Space Intelligence Center

Nat. Museum of the U.S. Air Force  

National UAS Center – Sinclair College

Natural Prairie                        

Orville Wright

Pollinator Group

Radical RC

Root Beer Truck                                            

Silent Films                

SkyDive Greene County                                

S.P.A.R.K. Radio Club

Special Collections and Archives – Wright State


Women In Aviation International

World War I encampment

Wright Flyer Flight Simulator

Wright-Patterson Fire Department

Wright Stuff Rocketeers


Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see

or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours and for a map.


From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.


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