Aviation

Commentary
6:30 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Bleriot's Flight Across the English Channel

A photo of the actual flight, Louis Bleriot crossing the English Channel.
from the Special Collections and Archives at the Wright State University Libraries

On this day in 1909, a man named Louis Bleriot, a French engineer, was the first to fly across the English Channel, 21 miles from Calais in France to Dover, England.  Dayton photographer Dan Patterson is an aviation historian, and he's traveled the world to photograph significant aviation history sites.  A few years ago he went to see the places where Bleriot took off and landed.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:27 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Dayton Air Show Evokes The Past

The Dayton Air show took place this weekend, and as Karen Kasler reports for Ohio Public Radio, it's a lesson in history.

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Commentary
11:54 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Wilbur Wright, A Life of Consequence

Wilbur Wright
courtesy of Dan Patterson

One hundred years ago, at the end of May 1912, Wilbur Wright passed away. A local group of aviators and historians thought that instead of recalling his death, it would be a good idea to celebrate his life. To take a look at this enigmatic man and go beyond the stern image of Wilbur Wright’s portrays its made a century ago.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:45 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: March 23 - 29, 2012

Harriet Quimby

Have you seen the huge daffodil farm? It is in Oakwood. Find Ridgeway Road and Peach Orchard ….it is a little north. Absolutely amazing and gorgeous!

The Dayton Philharmonic is doing Home City Stars. The trumpet guy is doing a musical interpretation of that poem by T.S.Eliot, The Hollow Men and Scott Stoney will recite the text.

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Business & Technology
5:00 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

General Electric to Open New Dayton Plant

General Electric's aviation unit plans to open a plant in Dayton next year.  The Dayton Daily News reports that two other plants in Mississippi and Alabama will be open next year, which will create over 400 new jobs at all three locations.

The company says it's part of a $580 million investment in its aviation business over the next five years.  GE also says it will hire 12,000 new workers over the next several years, including 5,00 veterans, as part of its expansion.

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