Aviation


National Aviation Hall of Fame

1100 Spaatz Street, 45433, Dayton
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937.256.0944

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They dreamed the dreams. They harnessed the technologies. They created a world where the sky was no longer the limit. The National Aviation Hall of Fame honors them for their service to country, their ingenuity, their courage, and their vision. The stories of our NAHF enshrinees are stories of America…of challenge and failure, of determination and triumph.

Our Learning and Research Center has been designed to reflect their passion and innovation. Our exhibits and interactives will inspire young people to embrace the potential of technology, and to understand how our enshrinees harnessed and applied it in order to breathe life into man’s dream of flight. FREE!

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National Museum of the United States Air Force

1100 Spaatz Street, 45433, Wright Patterson AFB
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937.255.3286

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The museum is the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum featuring more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Thousands of personal artifacts, photographs and documents further highlight the people and events that comprise the Air Force story line, from the beginnings of military flight to today’s war on terrorism. FREE!

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Wright State University Special Collections & Archives

3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, Fourth Floor, 45435, Dayton
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937.775.2525

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Special Collections and Archives (SC&A) collects, preserves, and makes available primary sources on the history of aviation, local and regional history, and the history of Wright State University. Outreach programs include exhibits, presentations, tours, conferences, class orientations, and online access to collections. SC&A is home to the largest Wright Brothers Collection in the world, the Dayton Daily News Archive, and hundreds of other collections documenting the history of aviation worldwide, and the people, events, and landscape of the city of Dayton and the Miami Valley. SC&A is also a learning laboratory for WSU’s Public History Graduate Program.

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