New Wright Flyer replica ready soon
MIAMI TWP., Montgomery County — Aviation enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the Wright brothers’ legacy expect to start test flights in spring 2011 of a new replica of one of the brothers’ earliest airplanes, the Wright “B” Flyer.
Volunteer test pilots with the Wright “B” Flyer Inc. organization have been performing taxiing tests of the plane since October at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, 10550 Springboro Pike in Miami Twp., where the organization has its hangar and museum.
The plane is dubbed the “silver bird” because of its silver-painted steel frame. It is designed to be taken apart easily, shipped and reassembled for flying displays around the world.
The organization’s older replica, known as the “brown bird” for its appearance, will still be flown at local events.
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