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The National Aviation Heritage Area is a part of the National Park Service's National Heritage Areas program.
January 9, 2014
Newsletter to get new look, schedule

After this week, the NAHA newsletter will have a new appearance and come out once ever two weeks. Look for the next issue on Thursday, Jan. 23. Do you have any news to share, or ideas to make the newsletter better? Contact us.
Heritage sites brave bitter weather  

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Wilbear Wright says "Brrr!"
 (Photo: National Park) 
Zub-zero temperatures, wind chill factors of minus 20 or colder and water leaks prompted several aviation heritage sites to close for a time this week.

All Dayton History sites, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and Wright "B" Flyer announced closings Monday. Wright "B" Flyer is normally closed Monday, but it announced it would also be closed Tuesday.

Some museums also experienced water leaks. The Armstrong Air and Space Museum announced that it had to close Wednesday because of a water leak. The National Museum on Wednesday reported the cold caused a leak in its sprinkler system in its Early Years Gallery, triggering a fire alarm that prompted an evacuation of the gallery.

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CNN spotlights a NAHA partner
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Photo: National Museum of USAF recently picked one place worth visiting in every U.S. state.

"The coasts get all the glory in the United States, but there's something fun to do in each and every state," the news network says in "50 states, 50 spots for 2014".

For Ohio, it picked one of NAHA's heritage partners. Which one? If the photo didn't give it away, go to the story and pick number 35 in the slide show. 
Listen to aviation history on the air
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Dan Patterson is not only a renowned photographer, but a storyteller as well. Hear Dan's aviation heritage commentaries on WYSO Public Radio, 91.3 FM, or read them online at


The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) is a private, not-for-profit corporation designated by Congress as the management entity of the National Aviation Heritage Area. The Heritage Area encompasses an eight-county area in Ohio (Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Clark, Warren, Champaign, Shelby and Auglaize counties.) NAHA's vision is to sustain the legacy of the Wright brothers and make the Dayton region the recognized global center of aviation heritage and premier destination for aviation heritage tourism.

PO Box 414 * Wright Brothers Station * Dayton, OH 45409