Friday, September 11, 2015

Huffman Prairie Flying Field, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

This is the location of the world's first airfield / airport. The Wright brothers made hundreds of test flights here in the early 1900's. 

Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

The displays at the visitor center covering the history of early aviation were very interesting. There's also the Wright Memorial in the park, dedicated to the Wright brothers and other pioneers of early aviation.

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright - Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH and is the largest aviation museum in the world. The diagram below shows the placement of aircraft in this massive museum facility. There are currently 3 hangar buildings, plus a 4th building under construction and scheduled to open in 2016. The museum staff includes almost 500 volunteers ranging in ages 19 to 90. This place is an aviation fan's dream. Be sure to put this museum on your trip plans if traveling through or even close to Dayton, OH. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ohio Caverns, West Liberty, OH

While driving through Ohio we were looking for a point of interest for an afternoon stop. Josephine found a red dot on the road atlas marked Ohio Caverns, located approximately 1 hour west of Columbus. It seemed like an interesting choice, so we made Ohio Caverns our afternoon destination. The location was out in the country and the parking lot was practically empty when we arrived. We purchased tour tickets and found that we were the only people on that tour. A private tour of our own, not bad. These caverns may be small compared to others but, WOW!!! The caverns are decorated with beautiful formations, everywhere. It's difficult to find the words to describe the beauty inside the caverns. This place is a must see location if passing through the area. Very impressive.