Wright B Flyer Group Offering Rides in Replica

Jun 19, 2013 No Comments by

You can find the new Wright Brothers at the Dayton (Ohio)-Wright Brothers Airport, a dozen miles south of Dayton in Miami Twp., from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. No, Wilbur and Orville have not come back to life, but they have found some very deserving replacements.

Volunteers at the Wright “B” Flyer museum-hangar know all things Wright, and spend their time educating the area on its rich aviation heritage. Although some may think these volunteers have passed their prime, many members are into their 90s and still going strong.

Wright “B” Flyer Inc., a nonprofit organization, has two airplanes modeled after the Wright Brothers’ Model “B,” the Brown Bird and the Yellow Bird. The Brown Bird is actively used, and after donating the $100 membership fee, members can take a short flight down the runway in it.

For the complete story by Tara Spacy of the Dayton Daily News, click here.

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