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Path through what is now, as it was in 1904, mostly a pasture at the Hoffman Prairie Flying Field, a historic spot in aviation history, located in Dayton, Ohio. Brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright had already flown their Wright Flyer III, the world’s first practical heavier-than-air plane, for 59 seconds in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. But it was at this place — really the nation’s first true “airport” — at Torrence Huffman’s farm in Dayton where Orville Wright had come to sketch wildflowers as a teenager, that the brothers perfected the airplane for sustained flight and trained many of the world’s first pilots. The field is now part of the Dayton Heritage National Historic Park. [NOTE TO VISITORS: The flying field and a nearby Wright monument lie within a heavily secured U.S. Air Force base but are open to the public. Because of the stringent security, access can be confusing and problematical; advance planning is recommended.]