TROY — On March 16, Tim Gaffney, author of “The Dayton Flight Factory,” will share content from his book as well as the role of the factory in the Aviation Heritage Area. “The Dayton Flight Factory” is a book about the Wright brothers with a focus on their accomplishments in Dayton, where they not only invented the airplane but created the aviation industry.
Gaffney was born in Dayton in 1951 and has lived in the region most of his life. After earning a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 1974, he worked for the Piqua Daily Call, the Kettering Oakwood Times and the Dayton Daily News, where he was the aerospace and defense writer for 21 years, until his retirement in 2006.
He is the author of 15 books about aviation, space, exploration and science, mainly for children and young adults. He is director of communications for the nonprofit National Aviation Heritage Alliance and a volunteer trustee of the United States Air and Trade Show Inc. He also is private pilot. Gaffney lives in Miamisburg with his wife, Jean. They have four grown children and two grandchildren.
Parking and admission are free and open to the public. The lecture is scheduled to last one hour with a time for questions to follow. It will be held in the Willis Wing of the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy.
Donations will be accepted to benefit the WACO Historical Society. For questions, call 335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org.