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Project Details
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. Its planned location is adjacent to the future National Park Service facilities in the original Wright brothers' aircraft manufacturing hangars at US Route 35 and Abbey Avenue.
Organization Details
Wright Image Group, Inc.
1605 N. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio. 45405
Montgomery
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Non-profit
Organization Contact Details
Curtis Nelson
Executive Director
Wright Image Group, Inc.
937-602-1221
2584 Ridge Rd.
Xenia, Ohio. 45385
Greene
Byron Kentner
Wright Image Group, Inc.
937-266-9232
bkentner@triumphofflight.org
Location Details
Dayton
Montgomery
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
150000
10000000
Pledges restricted to construction of the monument total $446,800, including $250,000 from the State of Ohio, re-appropriated in its FY2023-2024 Capital Improvement Budget.
Construction or Capital
No
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Yes
A year from now or later
We know of no other funding available for our purpose.
Community Details
The Dayton area has never had the national recognition it deserves for the central role it has played in aviation history and continues to play in aviation technology. The Triumph of Flight will make the emphatic statement to all who see it in person and those who see it in photos against the Dayton skyline that Dayton is THE birthplace of aviation and continues to pilot aviation into the future. The Triumph of Flight will bring new visitors to the Dayton area, educate those visitors about other aviation sites in the area, direct those visitors to those sites, and bring the economic benefits that come with new visitors to our region. The Triumph of Flight will lead the way in rebranding our region as a center of technology with high livability making it attractive to businesses and job seekers.
No
101 to 250
None
51 to 100
We conducted a benchmarking study to determine the likely range of out-of-town visitors to the Dayton area to see the Triumph of Flight. From this data we determined the direct spending by these out-of-town visitors and the direct, indirect, and induced jobs resulting from that spending based on data from the “The Economic Impact of Tourism in Montgomery County, Ohio,” June 2018, by Tourism Economics.
$25,001-$50,000
No
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Montgomery
Additional Details
No
Byron Kentner
937-266-9232
bkentner@triumphofflight.org
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