National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Commentary
6:30 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Presidential Aviating

Harry Atwood landing a Wright Flyer on the White House lawn in 1911.

Presidents and flight had a quiet start in the summer of 1909, when Orville returned to Ft. Myer to complete the Army trials that ended abruptly with his crash in September of the previous year.  The Army allowed the Wrights to return as they had already more than fulfilled the contract.  This time there were many observers, including fellow Ohioan President Williams Howard Taft.  A tent was set up, and he sat with the Wrights' sister Katharine.

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Commentary
1:40 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: August 31 - September 6, 2012

An artist's rendering of the RiverScape River Run project.

Check out the Giant Scale Radio Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the National Museum of the US Air Force. See daring acrobatics performed by model jets, helicopters and warbirds during this three-day air show.

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Military
1:08 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Space Shuttle Trainer Arrives In Dayton

Tana Weingartner, WVXU

Dayton may have been passed over to receive a space shuttle but the National Museum of the United States Air Force now has the next best thing.

For more than 30 years Crew Compartment Trainer One was used to teach astronauts how to fly orbiters and operate equipment in space.

Astronaut Greg Johnson was on hand Wednesday as CCT-1 arrived on the NASA Super Guppy aircraft. Johnson says he spent almost more time in the trainer than in actual space.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon May 28, 2012

WYSO Weekend: May 27, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 27, 2012 including the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Michael Bashaw winner in the individual artist category of the 2012 Ohio Governor's Award for the Arts.

-New Ohio Guide: Minerals, Mining, and Reclamation, by Sandra Sleight-Brennan

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Around the Miami Valley
12:45 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: April 13 - 19, 2012

A scence from Zoot Theatre Company's production of The Pearl
Courtesy of Zoot Theatre Company

Niki….Friday the 13th…..be careful of everything!!!

The Zoot Theatre Company presents The Pearl, Friday and Saturday in the Mathile Theatre of the Schuster. The Pearl tells the story of Kino, a poor pearl diver who gets his hands on the “pearl of the world” and through his journey, discovers the greed and evil that comes with such a prize.

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