Thursday, June 5, 2014

From An Earlier Time

This is the famed Wright B Flyer that was designed and flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright of Dayton, OH.  South of Dayton is a small airstrip, known as Wright Bros. Field.  It is located in Springboro, OH and in reality it isn't that small.  Small corporate jets come and go all the time.  It beats going into Dayton International on the north side of Dayton.  At this airfield is a hanger that you can see from SR 741 and on it is the faces of Wilbur and Orville.  Periodically, when there are special events at Wright Patterson AFB this replica will fly over as it did today.  About 2 or 3 years ago one of the replicas crashed, killing both of the pilots.  It's a neat thing to see and very noisy like a helicopter when flying away from you but it sneaks up on you when coming towards you. 

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