September 10, 2016 - Aero Carnival
See below on this page for a photo slide show fom the 2016 event.
The National Park Service's AERO CARNIVAL was held at Huffman Prairie on Saturday, September 10, 2016. This free event included a multitude of activities throughout the day, from 10:30 to 1:30.
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 provides a glimpse back into the time of the Wrights. It also provides a look at the history of aviation. Participants experienced the past, present and the future of aviation and aeronautical research. The weather was warm, breezy and enjoyable in the morning and early afternoon, but with the threat of heavy thunderstorms and stronger winds predicted for mid-afternoon, the displays were shut down at 1:30 and the event was concluded a bit early for the sake of safety. But a good crowd of visitors was still able to fully enjoy a busy day of events.
Huffman Prairie Flying Field in located on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with access through Gate 16A off of State Route 444. The event is sponsored by Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and by the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. For more information on the park see the National Park website at https://www.nps.gov/daav/index.htm
Some of the highlights of the activities and displays can be seen in the slideshow below.
The list of some of the activities and groups scheduled to display at Aero Carnival are shown below. Watch for announcements of next years exciting event.
Am. Inst. Of Aeronautics & Astronautics
America’s Packard Museum
Aviation Trail – Parachutes
Bouncy Houses and Carnival Games
Carillon Historical Park
Charles Young Nat. Mon.
Civil Air Patrol
Dayton Cycle Club
Drum and Bugle Corps
EAA Chapter 610
Fairborn Area Historical Society
Five Rivers MetroParks Presentation at 1:30 Tour at 3:00
Greene County Cattleman’s Association
Greene Co. Historical Society
Ham Radio Broadcasts
Heritage Center of Clark County
Hot Air Balloons
Learning Tree Farm
Pierce Arrow Club
Radio Controlled Flying
Riverside Historical Society
R2 Crash Truck
Sinclair College National UAS
Training &Certification Center
Sky Dive Greene County
S.P.A.R.K. Radio Club
Women in Aviation International
Wright B Simulator
Wright-Patterson Fire Department
Wright State University – Special Collections
Wright Stuff Rocketeers
The Aero Carnival is presented by Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park in partnership with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National Aviation Heritage Alliance.