Exploring the History of Aviation
Sunday, November 5, - Monday, November 6
Join us for a two-day tour to Dayton, Ohio to experience aviation from the dream of flight, to today’s global outreach. We’ll visit the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, The Parachute Museum, The Wright Cycle Company, Carillon Historical Park and the Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial. We’ll enjoy a fun dinner as guests of the OLLI at the University of Dayton and have an opportunity to tour their facilities. On Day 2 we will visit the Huffman Prairie Flying Field and Interpretive Center, the Wright Brother’s practice field, then spend the rest of the day exploring the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson. Museum Galleries include: Early Flight; WWII includes displays on the Tuskegee Airmen, B-29 Bockscar, Doolittle Raider; Korean War; Southeast Asia; Cold War includes a U-2 spy plane; Missile presents the Air Force’s role in strategic nuclear deterrence; Space; Presidential Aircraft; Research & Development; and Global Reach including the Hanoi Taxi and other aircraft used in airlifts. The price of the tour includes: Charter bus transportation, lodging with breakfast, admission fees, lunch at the 1850’s-era Carillon Brewing Company, a box lunch at the Air Force museum, water and snacks on the bus. Dinner Sunday night is compliments of the OLLI at UD, and on our own Monday night as we head back home. Transportation is provided both from Lexington and Morehead. Space is limited.
Tour Costs - Double Occupancy: $250, Single Occupancy: $310 (Pricing for Triple and Quad available)