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Where can I fly in a replica Wright Brothers plane?

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Where can I fly in a replica Wright Brothers plane?

My friend flew in one "outside of Dayton." Do you know where this could be? I can't find anything through a Google search, and my friend is traveling now and doesn't have the information available.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Where can I fly in a replica Wright Brothers plane?

goto

flyingmag.com/news/wright-brothers-model-b-f…

http://www.wright-b-flyer.org/

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2. Re: Where can I fly in a replica Wright Brothers plane?

Savant did you look at that first post?? Wow...probably not what the OP wants to see!

imasporluvr....maybe this was it?...

http://www.gobiplanerides.com/

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3. Re: Where can I fly in a replica Wright Brothers plane?

To begin, Savant's link points up an issue with the Wright "Flyer". It was a very unstable aircraft design which is probably why the plane in the article crashed. Although the wings gave good lift, the ailerons were woefully inadequate due to poor design and the plane would go nose down quick and easily.

Some years ago, probably 2005 since that was the 50th Anniversary of the end of WWII, there was a fly-in reunion of vintage WWII planes at Wright-Pat that I attended. While there, I noticed a Wright Flyer making loops around the field. This may well be when your friend took his ride.

Contact these sources for help:

1) U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton;

2) Carillon Park in Dayton has the 3rd Wright Flyer, the first being at the Smithsonian and the 2nd broken up for parts;

3) Dayton visitors bureau.

I would think if anyone knows of someone with a Wright Flyer giving rides, one of these would.

Good luck!!

Edited: 25 August 2016, 11:01
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4. Re: Where can I fly in a replica Wright Brothers plane?

A few miles south of Dayton, at a general aviation airport in Springboro, Ohio, is the Wright B Flyer. I'm fairly certain this is what the original question was about. They fly a "look-alike" of the Wright B airplane, the first airplane in production. But this one is made of modern materials (steel, aluminum, carbon fiber) and has a modern engine, modern airfoil design, etc. They do "fly-overs" of many Dayton events (parades, etc). You can join for $100 and receive a short flight, maybe 40' altitude, down the mile long runway. I've done it and it's fun. Some days they'll take your family out in a Ford Model T to watch. It's all volunteers, mostly very experienced ex-Air Force and Navy. There are lots of displays on the walls, and you can tour the airplane for free. It's open Tues, Thurs, and Saturdays from 9:00 - 2:30. Best to book flights ahead, but they can usually take walk-ins. Their website is http://www.wright-b-flyer.org/

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5. Re: Where can I fly in a replica Wright Brothers plane?

The first Wright plane flew in 1908, not before.

See:

http://wright-brothers.wikidot.com/

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