Sights from Festival of Flight

The first Festival of Festival celebrated the area’s rich aviation history and capped off Wright State University’s Homecoming Week. (Photos by Erin Pence)

The inaugural Festival of Flight attracted families from around the Miami Valley, Wright State employees, alumni and students, and aviation enthusiasts to the grounds of the Wright State University Nutter Center on Oct. 5.

The festival introduced attendees to many of the hidden gems of aviation-related resources in the Miami Valley. The festival featured aviation-related educational experiences; flight-themed food and drinks; live band performances; Wright State soccer, volleyball and softball teams in action; exhibition games with a military veteran softball team; a vintage baseball game; a dedicated area with fun activities for children; and a haunted trail.

Festival of Flight was sponsored by the City of Fairborn, Wright State University and the Wright State Alumni Association, in partnership with the Dayton Regional STEM School, the Miami Valley Restaurant Association, the National Aviation Heritage Alliance and the National Aviation Hall of Fame with participation by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

In future years, the Festival of Flight will take place on the first weekend in October.

Watch our in-depth look at the Festival of Flight and Wright State’s Homecoming Week.

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