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  Aviation - MSN Encarta
Aviation, term applied to the science and practice of flight in heavier-than-air craft, including airplanes, gliders, helicopters, ornithopters, convertiplanes, and VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) and STOL (short takeoff and landing) craft (see Airplane; Glider; Helicopter).
General aviation embraces all other forms of flying such as instructional flying, crop dusting by air, flying for sport, private flying, and transportation in business-owned airplanes, usually known as executive aircraft.
Among his important contributions to the development of aviation were his invention of the airscrew, or propeller, and the parachute.
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Aviation, the art and science of flying, has been a practical reality since the early 20th century.
Significant early research was initiated by Rupert TURNBULL, who built the first wind tunnel in Canada in 1902, and by the far-sighted Alexander Graham BELL, who founded the Aerial Experiment Association in 1907 and recruited John MCCURDY and F.W., as well as 2 Americans, Glenn Curtiss and Tom Selfridge.
Despite this setback, interest in aviation survived, and more experimental craft were built.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000420   (296 words)

 Aviation - ninemsn Encarta
General aviation embraces all other forms of flying, such as instructional flying, crop dusting by air, flying for sport, private flying, and transport in business-owned aeroplanes, usually known as executive aircraft.
Advances throughout the 19th century laid the foundation for the eventual successful flight by the Wright brothers in 1903, but the major developments were the result of the efforts of Chanute, Lilienthal, and Langley after 1885.
A pioneering aeroplane flight across the English Channel, from Calais to Dover, covering a distance of about 37 km (23 mi) in 35.5 minutes, was made on July 25, 1909, by the French engineer Louis Blériot, in a monoplane that he had designed and built.
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 Wright brothers history: The Wright brothers, 1902   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In the process, they discovered that the coefficient of lift that was commonly accepted was too high, and were able to identify a long and narrow wing shape that was far more efficient than the short stubby wing employed in their 1901 glider.
The 1902 glider was the first aircraft that solved the fundamental problems of flight: lift and three-axis control.
In 1903 the Wrights constructed a larger version of their 1902 glider, added a power plant, and made the first self-powered journeys into the sky.
www.wam.umd.edu /~stwright/WrBr/wrights/1902.html   (465 words)

 Aviation History
Aviation, term applied to the science and practice of flight in heavier-than-air craft, including airplanes, gliders, helicopters, ornithopters, convertiplanes, and VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) and STOL (short takeoff and landing) craft (see
Many of the surplus military planes released after the war were acquired and operated by wartime-trained aviators, who "barnstormed" from place to place, using such fields as were available.
The first nonstop solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was the flight of the American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh from New York City to Paris, a distance of 5810 km (3610 mi) covered in 33.5 hr on May 20-21, 1927.
www.abbysenior.com /aviation/aviation.htm   (3535 words)

 Aviation History Resources for Students
Modern writers of aviation history recognize Chanute's experiments and their importance to the development of powered flight.
Histories of flight, like Dr. Tom Crouch's A Dream of Wings or Fred Howard's biography Wilbur and Orville, give extensive consideration to Chanute and his 'two-surface' glider - the glider that inspired the Wright brothers in their construction of a bi-plane to be the vehicle for man's first powered flight.
Twenty years during which the modern world of flight was profoundly shaped by a number of aeronautical milestones.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/aviation.htm   (1081 words)

 Elliott Aviation - My Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In 1902, Simon Newcomb, American astronomer, mathematician and economist said,"Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible." Clearly he underestimated.
Aviation has depended on such significant computer developments for aircraft design and maintenance, advanced avionics, cockpit and passenger communications, and air traffic control.
Of course, in 1969 the most historic moment in aviation captured the attention of the world.
www.elliottaviation.com /wavelink/1999q2/wavart35.asp   (1073 words)

 1902 Wright Glider
We decided to make a replica of the 1902 glider for several reasons, none of which had anything to do with its historical significance.
Of all the airplanes the Wright brothers made, the 1902 was probably the most photographed.
The 1902 Wright Glider replica at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina was a gift from the people of Dayton, Ohio and the U.S. Army Air Corps at Wilbur Wright Field (now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base).
www.first-to-fly.com /Adventure/Workshop/building1902.htm   (3026 words)

 Harriet Quimby
Harriet Quimby was noted for her daring, courageous spirit and achieved fame as one of the first woman reporters for a major newspaper, The San Francisco Call." By 1902 she had written in several other publications, but she is best remembered as the first American woman to earn a pilot's license.
It was in her position as drama critic for Leslie‚s Weekly that her attention turned to aviation.
She brought back a new Bleriot two--seater and performed at various aviation meets at the start of summer, often carrying passengers.
www.womeninaviation.com /harriet.html   (314 words)

aviator and politician who was the FIRST Minister of Aviation in Italy and led mass flights to Brazil (1929) and the USA (1933)
aviator who made the FIRST non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in a Vickers-Vinny biplane with Sir John Alcock on 14th June 1919 and shared a £10,000 prize given by the London Daily Mail.
aviator who made the FIRST flight from London to Manchester when he touched down in a potato field in Burnage.
web.ukonline.co.uk /m.gratton/Aviation.htm   (1754 words)

 Famous Flights of 1902 - A Chronology of Aviation History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Wright Brothers made nearly a thousand during the 1902 flight testing season at Kitty Hawk.
The longest flight of 622.5 feet lasting 26 seconds occurred on 23 October 1902.
The 1902 Glider had a wingspan of 32 feet, a chord off 5 feet, a wing area of 305 square feet, a camber of 1 in 24, and weighed in at 119+ pounds.
skytamer.com /Aviation-History-Famous-Historical-Flights-of-1902.htm   (420 words)

 Federal Aviation Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Charles Taylor is the first aviation mechanic in powered flight, the man who built and maintained those first aircraft engines.
Any individual with at least a total of 50 years in aviation maintenance as a mechanic, repairman, avionics, manager, inspector or instructor as long as he/she kept his/her credentials.
The remaining 20 years may be accepted if that individual served as a mechanic in the military or worked in the aviation maintenance or manufacturing industry.
www.alaska.faa.gov /jnufsdo/ctawards.cfm   (658 words)

 Belgian Aces of WW1 - Jan Olieslagers
Olieslagers fascination with racing motorcycles led to a world championship in 1902.
He was the first man to reach a speed of 100 km/h on a motorcycle.
Returning to Antwerp at the end of the war, Olieslagers was responsible for the development of the Antwerp Airport in 1923.
www.wwiaviation.com /aces/ace_Olieslagers.shtml   (134 words)

The certificate will be issued to all new and existing airmen as they achieve higher levels or additional ratings.
In keeping with this year’s Centennial of Flight celebration, the new certificate features graphics of the Wright Brothers, 1902 Wright Glider, 1903 Wright Flyer, Boeing jet aircraft, DOT seal, and a hologram of the FAA seal.
The new certificate was designed by the FAA’s Civil Aviation Registry, part of the agency’s Flight Standards Service.
www.popularaviation.com /ListNewsArticleDtl.asp?id=217   (203 words)

 Anton Brotz
Born in Sheboygan, Brotz seemed to always be building something, he built his own automobile in 1902.
Famed aviator Lincoln Beachey was the first pilot to fly over Sheboygan in 1912 and Brotz was there.
He is remembered as the founding father of aviation in the Sheboygan area and of a family of aviators whose accomplishments he inspired.
www.aviationhalloffamewisconsin.com /inductees/Brotz.htm   (219 words)

 General Aviation News
Considered by many to be the premier online “magazine” for pilots, its articles on all issues related to aviation are written by journalists and aviation experts.
Landings has developed its own categories of aviation Web sites into which a vast number of links to aviation Web sites are organized.
Pilots-Coop, a relative newcomer to aviation portals, is the only Internet service provider in the country that’s geared to the aviation community.
www.generalaviationnews.com /editorial/articledetail.lasso?-token.key=1902&-token.src=column&-nothing   (985 words)

 USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On Oct. 8, 1902, the Wright brothers flew their glider with a steerable rudder.
Several aviation historians attribute this technology developed by the Wrights to be one of the most significant milestones in aviation history.
Later, through experimentation with kites, gliders and a redesigned wind tunnel, the Wright brothers were able to design and build a wing that produced enough lift for a powered takeoff.
www.kittyhawk.navy.mil /history/namesake.htm   (431 words)

Modern aviation is a tribute to humanities ability to dream.
Now aviation branched off with powered flight becoming increasingly dominant from the successful 1903 first sustained, controlled, powered flight of the Wright Brothers.
By the late 1900’s aviation has become common place with jet travel becoming providing critical to the world economy.
www.solarnavigator.net /gliding_history.htm   (2893 words)

 Sport Aviation Magazine
An engine is what turned the Wrights’ 1902 glider into 1903 Flyer, making possible the centennial we are celebrating this month.
Powered flight is an achievement that would not have been possible without the powerplant innovations of aviation’s early years.
Creating a list of engines significant to the history of aviation is a subjective mission impossible.
www.eaa.org /benefits/sportaviation/december03toc.html   (235 words)

 Aviation Flying Clubs for Pilots
Aero Club of New England - The Aero Club of New England was established in 1902 and as such is the oldest aeronautical club in existence in America and the second oldest in the world.
The purpose of this club is to encourage interest in aviation, to provide safe, economical flying, for its members, and to advance the knowledge of it's members in aeronautical and related subjects.
The Twin Falls Flyers is a modern progressive flying club dedicated to the purposes of flying safety, the advancement of general aviation, and to providing economical, well equipped, and well maintained aircraft for the use of its members.
www.ultimateaviationlinks.com /flyingclubs.php   (2173 words)

 Women in Aviation
was born in England in 1902 and moved to Kenya in 1904.
Famous Aviators - Wright Brothers Aviation was really born on the sand dunes at Kitty Hawk, N.C., on Dec. 17, 1903.
aviation - aviation, operation of heavier-than-air aircraft and related activities.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0768334.html   (434 words)

 Great Aviation Quotes: The Magic and Wonder of Flight
If you are a woman, and are coming to the flying field seeking stimulation, excitement and flattery, you had better stay away until flying is a little bit safer.
Here you are truly separate from the earth, at least for a little while, removed from the cares and concerns that occupy you on the ground.
Aviation is proof, that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
www.skygod.com /quotes/quotes.html   (12596 words)

 Aviation Portal @ FlyPros.com (Fly Pros)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
BOTH Civil Aviation and ajetformerly known as Heliosare in trouble with the European Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for not...
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of UAE has awarded a Dh100 million ($27.2 million) contract to Athena Emirates to build the Sheikh Zayed Centre, a...
Aviation or Air transport refers to the activities surrounding mechanical flight and the aircraft industry.
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 Aviation History - Wilbur & Orville Wright
In 1902 their third biplane bested all records for glider flight.
To construct their first powered airplane, Flyer I, the Wrights had to design a lighter gasoline engine and an efficient propeller.
The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations.
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 Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company and Museum of Pioneer Aviation Home Page
The Birth of Aviation Exhibit is amazingly flexible; we can custom-design a display to fit any space large enough to hold an airplane and a flight simulator.
Includes a timeline of early aviation, from the inception of the fixed-wing airplane in 1799 to the days just before World War 1.
Plans and instructions for hands-on aviation projects, aeronautical experiments, close encounters with pioneer airplanes and virtual visits to the Wright places.
www.wright-brothers.org   (715 words)

 National Agricultural Aviation Association (Crop Dusters)
Asian soybean rust was first found in Japan in 1902.
On January 13th, Paul Liemandt, the President of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO) and Manager, Environmental Response and Enforcement Section of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, sent a letter to AAPCO members to organize approved reciprocity agreements between State Lead Pesticide Regulatory Agencies (SLAs) in anticipation of the soybean rust outbreak.
The mobility and availability of pesticide applicators licensed via reciprocity, aerial and ground, depends on proper and prompt licensing, with proven competency and certification/licensing done earlier and elsewhere.
www.agaviation.org /marchrustarticle.htm   (1334 words)

 Those Magnificent Men | Aviation History Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Charles Gibbs-Smith was the leading historian of the invention of the aeroplane and his books are really required reading for all serious students of the subject.
Situated to the south west of London, Brooklands race track was a magnet for both automobile and aviation enthusiasts before 1914.
Click on 'Aviation' on the brown tool bar at the top of their page.
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 Inventory of the Reed Family of Buncombe County, N.C., Papers, 1816-1996
Joseph's son, Marcus Lafayette Reed (1851-1938), also known as Mark L. Reed and M. Reed, was a member of the North Carolina State Legislature, and was chair of the Board of County Commissioners for Buncombe County.
His son, Mark L. Reed (1902-1944), was a prominent businessman and aviator in Asheville, N.C. His son, Mark L. Reed (1935-), was a professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1963-2000, and a prominent William Wordsworth scholar.
He was also manager of the Asheville-Hendersonville airport, and was himself an accomplished aviator, serving as wing commander of the Civil Air Patrol in North Carolina.
www.lib.unc.edu /mss/inv/htm/05179.html   (4247 words)

 AVIATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
We were celebrating their achievement in almost getting there." Scott was his boyhood hero - famed for not quite being the first man to reach the south pole.
Then because people involved in aviation just don't work on or fly aircraft, the final step is to remember that you can be exposed to carbon monoxide in your home, in your car, in your boat, in your hangar, or in your aircraft.
If you are a camper or hunter for example, each year there are several reported deaths where campers or hunters are found dead in their tent, cabin, or RV from carbon monoxide after their heaters malfunctioned.
www.independent-bangladesh.com /news/nov/01/01112005av.htm   (3786 words)

 Wright Brothers National Memorial-- Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms: A National Register of Historic Places ...
In August 1902, the Wrights returned once again to Kitty Hawk to test improvements made on their glider where they gained increased control over their craft and logged a considerable number of hours of actual flight time, contributing to their later success as pilots.
By the end of the 1902 season, the Wrights had made great progress on the way to successful flight.
One of the most significant changes to the site came in 1960 when the park added a new Visitor Center, one of several Mission 66 projects sponsored by the National Park Service to upgrade park buildings in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Service.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/aviation/wbr.htm   (707 words)

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