From Ohio History Central
- Ohio has 9,961 registered aircraft.
- There are 19,000 registered pilots in the state.
- Ohio has 1,005 airports and heliports, both commercial and private.
- The state has 1 Public Use Seaplane Landing Area.
The Wright Brothers & Dayton Ohio's involvement with aviation began in the late 1890s, when the Wright Brothers' conducted research in Dayton, Ohio. After their first flight in 1903, they made many test flights of their early "flyers" at their private field near Dayton.