"Ohio - "Birthplace of Aviation"" - No disrespect to Ohio and Ohioans but I have issues with that designation....first of all, Wilbur Wright was born in Indiana, not Ohio, and secondly, of course the First Flight was in North Carolina...somehow I dont agree with it...
Well the idea of the Wrights airplane was born in Ohio at their bicycle shop. The first windtunnel and other experients were carried out here in Ohio as well.
They had to go to NC
because of the favorable winds at Kitty Hawk. After the first flight the Wrights returned to Ohio where they continued their work on other airplanes. I think that the first airport was also located here.
Ohio is also the birthplace of Orville Wright and other pioneers in aviation and space such as John Glenn and Neil Armstrong.