Dayton, meet Wilbear Wright. No, not Wilbur – Wilbear Wright, an indirect descendant of the Wright brothers (at least that’s what he told us.)
Wilbear invites you to an embark on an exciting tour of Dayton’s aviation heritage locations. The Race to Dayton’s Aviation Places is your opportunity to truly experience aviation history.
Have you walked onto Huffman Prairie, the site of the Wright School of Aviation and the Wright Exhibition Team? Have you visited the old neighborhood that the brothers lived and worked in? Have you seen the Presidential Gallery, a collection of massive presidential airplanes at the USAF Museum?
No, you say?
Wilbear frowns upon your apathy. He humbly invites you to get out and enjoy these amazing aviation places. And the best part? You get to take him home with you!
Visit a minimum of 6 of these 9 aviation sites listed to receive a “Wilbear Wright” aviator teddy bear.
- Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center & Wright Cycle Company*
- Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial
- Huffman Prairie Flying Field interpretive Center*
- Wright Bros. Aviation Center, Carillon Historical Park*
- National Museum of the United States Air Force*
- National Aviation Hall of Fame
- Hawthorn Hill
- Woodland Cemetery
- The Wright B Flyer
Before “take-off”, you must pick up a passport (free) at any of the four locations denoted with an asterisk. Obtain a stamp from the one required site (Wright-Dunbar) and five others. Mail in the completed passport and receive Wilbear FREE!
Completed passports should be mailed to:
c/o Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
PO Box 9280, Wright Brothers Station
Dayton, Ohio 45409
For additional information, call the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center at 937-225-7705. It’s the (W)right thing to do!
Author’s note: Wilbear made me add that last part, I swear!