Aviation History in June

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• June 1, 1940 - The U. S. Army Air Corps announced plans for the construction of the world’s most powerful wind tunnel at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio

• June 8, 1920 - Lieutenant John Wilson made world record parachute jump from 19,861 feet in San Antonio, Texas.

• June 11, 1926 - The first flight of the Ford Trimotor "Tin Goose", an all-metal monoplane which competed with the three-engine Fokker and becomes a pioneer American airliner.

• June 16, 1909 -A two-day celebration in Dayton, Ohio marked the homecoming of the Wrights.

• June 17, 1942 - The United States Army Air Corp conducted a test at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, successfully picking up gliders from the ground by an airplane flying at more than 100 mph.

• June 21, 1913 - The first woman to make a parachute jump from an airplane is Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick. The 18-year-old American descended 1,000 feet over Los Angeles, California.

• June 25, 1905 - Wilbur and Orville Wright made their first flight of 1905 in Huffman Prairie, Ohio, in their new “Flyer III,” the first practical airplane in history.

• June 26, 1909 - The first commercial sale of an airplane in the United States was made as Glenn H. Curtiss sold one of his planes to the Aeronautic Society of New York for $7,500. This action spurred the Wright brothers to begin a patent suit to prevent him from selling airplanes without a license.

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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

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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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