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Wright Seaplane Base, Inc. is dedicated to all things of flight; but close to our hearts is the history and preservation of the Wright Model “G” Areoboat.
“Wright Model “G” Areoboat?”. . . Most people have never even heard of the Wright Brothers’, “Wright Model G Areoboat!
You ask, what can I possibly say about the Wright brothers that has not already been said in books, newspapers, magazines, television, and other publications? Well, there is one important piece of history about the Wright Brothers that has been lost in time. Wilbur died in 1912, but Orville and company continued to test several versions of a Wright Flyer, to include a predecessor to the seaplane. Adding pontoons to several versions of the Wright “B” Flyer and then creating an entirely new plane with a boat like hull. The Model “G” Areoboat became their most successful seaplane.
Orville flew the seaplanes in and out of the Miami River between Moraine and West Carrollton, Ohio over a 100 times in 1913 and 1914. On one flight, the Model “G” carried a pilot and 3 passengers.
Wright Seaplane Base, Inc. is dedicated to recovering this lost piece of aviation history. It is the desire of the Historical Aviation organization to build a full-scale sculpture of the Model “G” Areoboat lifting off from the Miami river for all to see, visit, and touch.
What to expect in future blogs from Wright Seaplane Base, Inc.?
· Wright Seaplane Base, Inc. will periodically share stories and events related to the Wright brothers’ and general aviation themed topics.
· We will also incorporate informational or lighthearted aviation themed videos.
· Lastly, we would love to hear from you! Your questions, thoughts, feedback or anything you would like to share relevant to aviation and/or the Wright Brothers.
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