THE DAYTON REGION IS INEXTRICABLY TIED TO AVIATION
The Dayton area has played a major role in the advancement of aviation and, conversely, aviation has been responsible for the major growth in the area.
In the recent past, it has been estimated that nearly 60,000 jobs in the region resulted from activities concerning aviation and aerospace research and technology. The area is home for one of the largest concentrations of aerospace engineers, scientists and technical expertise. Additionally, the numerous manufacturing facilities, service offices and advanced laboratories working in the field of aviation comprise one of the hightest such concentrations in the country.
To promote the image of technology and innovation that Dayton respresents requires a single, easily identified symbol . . . an icon.
That icon is the Wright Flyer, specifically the 1905 Flyer III.
Through adoption of the Wright Flyer, the Dayton area has an instantly and internationally recognized symbol. Like the Eiffel Tower or Empire State Building, that symbol will be married to the city; to become inseparable — both in fact and in image.
The Wright airplane as a monument and focal point will do just that.
The Wright Image Group incorporated in August of 2006 as a non-profit organization exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our objective is to marshal sufficient support for this monument throughout the Dayton region to get it designed, constructed, and made into an iconic marker that will forever identify the Dayton region with the Wright Brothers and the birth of aviation. We are a volunteer group of business people, managers, engineers, architects, pilots, lawyers and activists with a vision of making this monument a reality.
Our Board of Directors meets monthly, supported by separate committee meetings, and we hold an open membership meeting in December of each year for the election of officers. We are always looking for new talent and fresh ideas, so if you are interested in assisting, get in touch with us!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Vice President – Engineering
Vice President – Fund Raising
Vice President – Public Information
Amanda Wright Lane