Orville and Wilbur Wright

"The Wright Company"
12:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

The Wright Brothers' aviation business detailed in new book

Edward Roach is a historian at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and author of The Wright Company: From Invention to Industry, which details Orville and Wilbur’s business side of building and selling airplanes. The author talks with our Lloyd Bryant about the post-Kitty Hawk business world of the Wright Brothers.

Memorializing Ohio's aviation heritage
3:49 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Wright Brothers Monument aiming high

Artist rendering of proposed monument.
The Wright Image Group

Seattle has the Space Needle, St. Louis has the Arch, and a group of aviation enthusiasts say Dayton needs a giant replica of the Wright Flyer soaring atop a 250-foot-tall pedestal at the I-70/75 interchange.

Aviation enthusiasts say the Wright Flyer monument will be 25-stories-tall. That's three times bigger than the original Orville and Wilbur Wright flew 109 years ago.

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