The inaugural event was held in October 2019 and welcomed more than 4,000 visitors to Wright State Nutter Center.
“The most impactful areas of the Festival of Flight last year were the 'hands-on' educational areas for children,” Scharer said. “Our staff, sponsors and volunteers all agree that they wanted to protect the health of all the K–12 students who attended and engaged in such things as flight simulators, wind tunnels, balsa wood gliders, virtual reality, parachutes and drones.”
Surveys from last year’s festival indicated that the education area was the most popular part of the event.
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“It would be impossible to continue the hands-on education and innovation portions of the festival, which is the event's core mission, and comply with the State of Ohio's guidelines on fairs,” Scharer said.