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Dayton, Ohio: 1905 Wright Flyer III Sculpture

Metal sculpture version, by Larry Godwin, of the "world's first practical airplane," flown by Wilbur Wright in 1905. Orville stands on the ground watching. Moved to its current spot in March 2023.

Address:
702 W. Third St., Dayton, OH
Directions:
West edge of downtown, on the southwest corner of W. Third St. and Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
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1905 Wright Flyer III Sculpture

This is gone; there is a fence and loose bricks where it used to be.

[Summer, 12/08/2020]

The Flyer was moved into storage in Aug. 2020, with plans to relocate it to a nearby spot in 2021. The spot formerly occupied by the Flyer is being turned into an apartment building.

1905 Wright Flyer III

The actual 1905 Wright Flyer III and the Wright Brothers bicycle shop are located at the Carillon Historical Park.

[John, 04/23/2018]

Wright Flyer.

1905 Wright Flyer III

A sculpture of the Wright Flyer III flown by Wilbur Wright, with Orville standing on the ground watching.

[David, 02/13/2012]

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