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Economic Development
Triumph of Flight Monument
The Triumph of Flight will be a national monument to flight and gateway to our area's aviation heritage. It will stand 270 high with a stainless-steel replica of the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world’s first practical airplane, at its top.
Organization Details
Wright Image Group, Inc.
1605 N. Main Street
Dayton, OH , Ohio. 45405
Montgomery County
Same
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Non-profit
Organization Contact Details
Curtis Nelson
Executive Director
Wright Image Group, Inc.
937-602-1221
1605 N. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio. 45405
Montgomery
Byron Kentner
937-266-9232
bkentner@triumphofflight.org
Location Details
Dayton
Montgomery
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
500000
8900000
Pledges restricted to construction of the monument total $496,800, including $250,000 from the State of Ohio, re-appropriated in its FY2021-2022 Capital Improvement Budget.
Construction or Capital
No
Yes
A year from now or later
We know of no other funding available for our purpose.
Community Details
The Wright Image Group is currently working with community organizations like the Dayton Foundation, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park, Dayton History, the National Aviation Heritage Area (NAHA), Sinclair, etc., to redefine the project and better reflect community desires. We expect that our two principal objectives – honoring and memorializing humanity’s achievement of flight and providing a link for the public at large to all the aviation heritage sites in the area – will be achievable with a new concept that has strong community input and support. This new concept should be available in the first quarter of CY 2022. We continue to believe that the monument will become the icon by which Dayton and Ohio will be identified in the future, an icon that will highlight our aviation heritage, our history of innovation, and our leadership in aviation and aerospace technology.
No
51-100
None
101-250

Estimated visitor levels were from a benchmarking study of similar sites. Spending by these visitors and direct and indirect jobs resulting from this spending was calculated from Tourism Economics survey of Ohio Tourism in 2018.
Under $25,000
No
No
Montgomery
Additional Details
No
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Byron Kentner
937-266-9232
bkentner@triumphofflight.org
Yes
The Triumph of Flight monument may be part of a park project. Yet to be determined.
The Triumph of Flight received an authorization of $250,000 in the FY 2017-2018 Ohio Capital Improvement Budget. That authorization was re-appropriated in the FY 2021-2022 Capital Improvement Budget.
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