Festival of Flight to take place at Wright State

Photo by Rakicevic Nenad
Festival of Flight to take place at Wright State/ Photo by Rakicevic Nenad

The Wright State Nutter Center will be the grounds for the first ever Festival of Flight on Saturday October 5.

Festival of Flight will be a celebration of flight and highlighting the importance of the Miami Valley’s aviation history.

This event will be sponsored by the City of Fairborn, Wright State University, and the Wright State Alumni Association, according to the release. It is also partnering with Dayton Regional STEM School, the Miami Valley Restaurant Association, National Aviation Heritage Alliance, the National Aviation Hall of Fame and participation by National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

This event is free and open to the public, according to the release it is expected to draw between 10,000 to 12,000 attendees.

“We are the birthplace of aviation; Wright State is named in honor of the Wright brothers; Huffman Prairie is in the heart of Fairborn,” said Greg Scharer, executive director of alumni relations at Wright State. “The Festival of Flight is a celebration of something our community takes pride in and will help make even more members of the public aware of the importance of aviation to our community.”

Those that attend will have an opportunity to fly in one of the flight simulators from the National Museum of U.S. Air Force. There will also be a drone and robotics competition held, a model of the Wright B Flyer and flight themed food and drinks. According to the release there will also be live music, activities for all ages and a haunted trail.

To learn more about the Festival of Flight at FestivalOfFlight.org.