Aviation Trail Thanks Airborne Systems

We want to offer a special tribute and thanks to Airborne Systems for their support of the Parachute Museum recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the first freefall by Mr. Leslie Irvin. Airborne Systems is the company that Mr. Irvin founded to manufacture that first Model A freefall parachute rig and through these many years has become the industry leader in Military Parachute Design, Manufacturing and Training to countries all over the world. Their help and material support made this initial year of the Festival of Flight a huge success for Aviation Trail and the Parachute Museum. We appreciate all the fine hardworking folks at Airborne Systems. Check them out at:

Randy Zuercher, Curator, Aviation Trail Parachute Museum

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COVID-19 Closure Updates

Status of Aviation Trail sites regarding visitors during the COVID-19 precautions: Status on Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park buildings as of December 3. All indoor facilities closed.


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.


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.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.

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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