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WMKV’s Outdoor Life interviews Huffman Prairie author David Nolin

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Carol Mundy welcomes David Nolin, author of Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie, Where Aviation Took Wing. The book follows the history of the land that is now known as Huffman Prairie and Wright’s Flying Field. Looking at it from before Ohio was a state to today as a National Park’s Heritage Site with it’s restored [...]

 


A Century of Flight at Paton Field

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A Century of Flight at Paton Field by Schloman & Schloman. Kent State University Press.

This detailed and well-illustrated study explores the hundred-year history of the longest-surviving public-use airport in Ohio. Intertwining the story of the airport’s development with the history of flight-education programs at the University, the book highlights a vast cast of characters and an examination of aviation’s development on the local level throughout the last century.

 


Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie

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Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie by David Nolin. Kent State University Press.

In 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright returned to their hometown of Dayton, Ohio, from North Carolina, where they had piloted their powered flying machine for several short flights. They wanted to continue their research closer to home and chose a flat expanse called Huffman Prairie, eight miles east of Dayton, to continue their experiments. Here, in 1904 and 1905, the brothers refined their machine, creating the world’s first practical powered aircraft.

 


Aviation’s Great Recruiter

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Schreiner Book Cover

Author H. L. Schreiner’s collection of “flying pulps” and aviation publications served as the primary impetus for his comprehensive research. Included in this handsomely illustrated aviation history are photos and plans that originally accompanied the model kits and a never-before-published illustrated-plans index. Rare color photographs of Cleveland National Air Race aircraft and their daredevil pilots will be of interest to modelers, collectors, pilots, and aviation historians, who will find this book to be a significant addition to their libraries.

 


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