Events and Projects:  2015 Events

April 15, 2015 - ATI Trailblazer Award


Sinclair Community College’s Aviation Technology Department was the recipient of Aviation Trail’s 2015 Trailblazer Award presented on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:00 PM, in Dayton. For more details see the "news" page: CLICK HERE.

August 7, 2015 - Runway Fest


Runway Fest, located at Wright Brothers Airport, is a free event on Friday, August 7, 2014 starting at 5:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm. It will feature Live Music, Aircraft Static Displays, Airplane Rides, Hot Air Balloon Launch, Inflatables, Pony Rides, Clowns, Food & Drink.

For more details see this link:

August 16, 2015 - ATI Picnic Basket Event
Picnic with "Flyers"

30,000-40,000 "Flyers"

at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field

National Park Service Ranger Craig Campbell will present

the story of the NPS and WPAFB's efforts to create a home

for the preservation of Ohio's native bee colonies on the air base.

A honey of a program!


Aviation Trail, Inc. proudly presents our annual celebration of Orville and Katherine Wright's birthday with a Picnic and the Wright "Bees" Flyers, up on the hill. The picnic will begin at Noon on Sunday, August 16, on the Wright-Brothers Hill at Wright-Patterson AFB.


There will be picnic baskets with Jersey Mike's sandwiches, fruit and cookies.


Reservations can be made by sending a check to Aviation Trail, Inc., PO Box 633, Wright Brothers Branch, Dayton, OH 45409.


Reservations can also be made online by credit card on the "Membership/Donations/Reservation Orders" page of this website (CLICK HERE).


Picnic cost is $14.00 per adult, or $39.00 for a family of five.


Reservations should be made by Friday, August 14th.


Noon, Sunday, August 16, 2015 at
Wright Brothers Memorial

Kauffman Ave. near the Route 444 intersection,

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433




September 12, 2015 - AERO Carnival


The National Park Service's AERO CARNIVAL at Huffman Prairie.  Free, Saturday afternoon.  The event will include a demo parachute jump, RC models, and various family activities throughout the day, from 10:30 to 4:30.

December 17, 2015 - Celebration of the 112th Anniversary of First Powered Flight 


ATI's Celebration of the 112th Anniversary of FIRST POWERED FLIGHT in 1903 honoring the Wright Brothers. Location and ticket informationfor this reception and dinner will be announced soon.

See the Event Archives page for a review of last year's ATI events.


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.


Aviation Trail, Inc.

- In Partnership with the National Park Service


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