Welcome to Wright “B” Flyer!
Based just a few miles south of Dayton, Ohio, USA – the birthplace of aviation – Wright “B” Flyer Inc. flies and displays look-alikes of the Wright brothers’, and the world’s first production airplane, the Wright Model B Flyer.
Our Wright “B” Flyer No. 001 – the “Brown Bird” – has been a flying ambassador of Dayton’s aviation heritage for more than 25 years. It has appeared at public and private events from California to Berlin and places in between.
In cooperation with the National Park Service and the U.S. Air Force, we display in our hangar a non-flying replica of the 1911 Wright Model B aircraft. This replica is known as the Valentine Flyer and was constructed for a film titled “The Wings of Kitty Hawk”. The Valentine Flyer made about 50 flights for a total flying time of about 2.5 hours.
Our hangar is a free museum with historic pictures and objects relevant to the Wright Brothers Aircraft. You can come in and browse or get a guided tour from one of our docents. And, if you’d like to try your hand at flying the Wright’s Model B aircraft, come in and try our simulator.
Now you can experience flight the way the Wright Brothers did! Become an honorary aviator member, and get a free orientation flight on the “B”. You’ll sit beside the pilot just in front of the wings of this beautiful brown bird. As the aircraft taxies down the runway and takes flight, you’ll hear the roar of the engines and feel the warm air rush gently past your face. And, with the head phones on, you can even talk with the pilot during the flight.
Our hangar-museum is located on Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport (MGY) in southern Montgomery County. Our public hours are 9:00am to 2:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admission is free.