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Huffman Prairie Flying Field

Fairborn, Ohio
County of Greene.
Wright-Patterson Airforce Base
National Register Number: 71000640
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Transportation - air - related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: OH-7 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Part of Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP: see www.nps.gov/daav.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 21, 1990):
The Huffman Prairie Flying Field is the site used by the Wright Brothers from 1904 to 1905 to develop and test the world's first practical airplane, the Wright Flyer III. It was on this field that the Wright Brothers continued their quest to conquer the air after their return from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903. During these years the Wright Brothers perfected the technique of flying and developed a powered airplane completely controllable by the pilot; able to bank, turn, circle, and make figure eights; withstand repeated takeoffs and landings; and remain airborne trouble-free for more than half an hour.

Currently, there are no threats to the landmark.

There have been no changes since the last reporting period.

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