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EAA Supports Adding Wright Flyer to Ohio State Seal
March 14, 2019 - EAA submitted testimony in support of Ohio House Bill 42, a piece of legislation that would add a representation of the Wright Flyer to Ohio’s coat of arms and great seal. In addition to Wilbur and Orville Wright designing and building the first successful airplane in Dayton, Ohio, the state was home to the first airport and several other important events and locations in aviation history.
“EAA is writing in support of House Bill 42,” the testimony states. “The state of Ohio has a rich history in the aviation industry, and we encourage the representation of this by adding the Wright Flyer to the state seal and coat of arms. Ohio represents not only the birthplace of aviation but also an incubator for aviation innovation and a home for many important aviators in the past 115 years.”
The bill was previously introduced as House Bill 370 during the last meeting of the Ohio state legislature, when it was voted unanimously out of the State and Local Government Committee and passed 90-3 on the House floor.