February 6, 2014
12th annual TechFest coming Feb. 15-16
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Members of the Affiliate Societies Council are gearing up for the 12th annual TechFest (TM), a free family event that mixes fun with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Sinclair Community College will host TechFest 2014 on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16. It will include approximately 70 hands-on experiences with STEM exhibits, demonstrations and games.

The Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, conceived and organized the event in 2003 as part of the centennial celebration of powered flight. The program depends entirely on volunteers and sponsorships. NAHA participates in the event.
Black Wings podcast at USAF museum
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Just in time for Black History Month, a new podcast series now available at the National Museum of the United States Air Force focuses on the contributions of African American to Air Force history from the early years of aviation through World War II.

The podcasts, designed for self-guided tours, highlight Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first black military pilot; the famous Tuskegee Airmen; Engineer Aviation Battalions; the integration of the Air Force, and other African American aviation pioneers.

The museum is also expanding its Tuskegee Airmen exhibit in the World War II Gallery, and restoration specialists have been working on a PT-13D, which will be used to represent flight training during the war, according to a museum news release.
WACO Air Museum to host open house
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Dan Patterson

WACO Air Museum will hold its "Grand Open House" to kick off its 2014 season on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. The event is open to the public. The museum is located at 1865 S Co Rd 25A in Troy.

A highlight of the evening will be the photography of Dan Patterson. Dan is a professional artist, photographer and graphic designer and a private pilot. He has published a number of aviation books and has had his work featured in numerous exhibits around the country.

Another featured attraction will be the WACO Lego Contest entries. The contest called "Miami County Memories" will be on display through March along with Dan's photos.

WACO also will introduce its new audio tour. Museum visitors can use a headset and MP3 player to hear all the stories and history of the largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the country during the Golden Age of Aviation.
Air Camp accepting applications for 2014
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Air Camp USA is now accepting applications for air camps this summer in Dayton.

Air Camp is a week-long summer camp adventure in aviation and aeronautics for middle school students, which takes place at the birthplace of flight - Dayton, Ohio.

At Air Camp, students experience the rich and exciting aviation and educational resources in the Dayton region, from the place where the Wright Brothers invented flight to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Home base for the week is Wright State University.

The dates for this year's Air Camp are June 22-27, July 6-11, and July 13-18. Please visit for more details.
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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 * 937-443-0165
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