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  ExxonMobil Aviation Lubricants
Ever since the Wright Brothers made aviation history in 1903 with a Mobiloil in their plane's four-cylinder engine, aviators have been using our lubricants.
And when Wiley Post became the first aviator to circle the globe solo, his aircraft's engine was also lubricated with our oil.
By the time commercial aviation entered the jet age in the late 1950s, our synthetic oils were leading the way, lubricating the engines and accessories of military aircraft and the first passenger jets.
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 aviation. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
General aviation consists of agricultural, business, charter, instructional, and pleasure flying; it includes such activities as the operation of air taxis, as well as aerial surveying and mapping.
At first aviation development was motivated by the large prizes put up by publicity-seeking newspapers; but the outbreak of World War I in 1914 provided far greater motivation for aviation research and development (see air forces.
The cessation of hostilities made available a large number of aircraft that could be bought cheaply, and the result was a great deal of aviation activity; barnstorming and stunt-flying kept aviation before the eyes of the public for a time, but the real stimulus was the initiation of airmail service in the mid-1920s.
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 Sample Chapter from "U.S. Naval Aviation" -- A Golden Journey
The panhandle town would come to be known as the "Cradle of Naval Aviation," and to this day all prospective U.S. naval aviators receive a portion of their training there.
Sather became the first naval aviator killed in action during the Vietnam War, while Alvarez was taken captive, the first prisoner of war of the North Vietnamese.
From a personnel standpoint, one noteworthy change was the introduction of women to the ranks of naval aviators and naval flight officers, as Lieutenant (jg) Barbara Allen became the first to earn her wings in February 1974.
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 Aviation Maintenance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
During this period, Cutter Aviation also was an official Naval Aerobatics School where Navy pilots learned the skills to survive air combat and become the "Top Guns" of their era.
In celebrating its 75th anniversary, Cutter Aviation is proud of its role in the aviation community and of its contributions to the history of that community.
Among Cutter Aviation’s many claims to fame are that it is the oldest FBO in the country, the oldest Beechcraft dealer, and the oldest Phillips 66 fueler.
www.aviationtoday.com /cgi/am/show_mag.cgi?pub=am&mon=1103&file=1103cutter_aviation.htm   (1238 words)

 1903 in aviation - Definition, explanation
March 31 - Richard Pearse is reputed to have made a powered flight in a heavier-than-air craft, a monoplane of his own construction, that crash lands on a hedge.
Aviation history of New Zealand, 1903 to the present in the form of a timeline courtesy of Auckland International Airport.
Aviation history of New Zealand, 1903 to the present in the form of...
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 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.
On December 17, 1903 two obscure brothers from Dayton, Ohio shared the thrill of controlled powered flight for the first time, and the world was never to be quite the same again.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/aviation.htm   (1081 words)

 In Depth: The 1903 Flyer, part I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The construction of the 1903 Flyer was a move into uncharted territory for the Wrights.
The design of the 1903 Flyer was a confident extension of the 1902 glider.
Design: The Flyer was the Wrights' most ambitious design up to 1903, but had evolved from earlier glider designs.
www.wrightexperience.com /edu/1903a/creation   (141 words)

 Legislative Electronic Publications -- Manitoba Salutes Aviation Industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In recognition of the centennial of powered flight and the contribution of aviation to the provincial economy, Transportation and Government Services Minister Scott Smith has proclaimed March 1-7 as Aviation Week in Manitoba.
Aviation Week also salutes the aviation and air transportation industry, which provides 10,000 jobs and contributes $580 million to the provincial economy.
Today several major aerospace and aviation companies along with a number of industry-related suppliers operate a wide range of manufacturing, repair and maintenance facilities in the province.
www.gov.mb.ca /chc/press/top/2003/02/2003-02-28-04.html   (427 words)

 History of the 1903 Wright Flyer at WSU Special Collections & Archives
The 1903 Flyer installed in the galleries of the Science Museum, London.
From December 1903 through 1913, the airplane remained in crates in a shed behind the Wright Cycle Company shop on West Third Street.
Orville Wright had decided that the world's first airplane should be given to a British museum permanently, or at least until such time as he changed his mind.
www.libraries.wright.edu /special/1903/history.htm   (872 words)

 A History of Coast Guard Aviation
In 1928 an aviation section was established at Coast Guard Headquarters under the command of Commander Norman Hall.
In 1986 Donald MacDiarmid was enshrined in the Naval Aviation Museum, in Pensacola, Florida.
Aviators were among the 7,000 Coast Guard personnel who served in Vietnam.
www.uscg.mil /hq/g-cp/history/h_aviation.html   (3336 words)

Before the Wright Brothers achieved the first successful heavier-than-air controlled flight on December 17, 1903, hundreds of women and men attempted to fly, in airships, gliders and aeroplanes, and many did go aloft in gas and hot-air balloons.
1896 to 1903 - Samuel Pierpont Langley - The Aerodromes
1903 - Karl Jatho - The Jatho Biplane
www.flyingmachines.org   (849 words)

 Aviation Fuels: Chapter 7: Aviation Gasoline Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Much of the development was driven by the military's interest in aviation, both in the United States and in Europe.
This is believed to be the first instance in which the antiknock properties of an aviation gasoline (avgas) were defined in terms of octane number.
The growth of commercial aviation together with military use resulted in a gradual increase to about 14 million gallons per day in 1957.
www.chevron.com /products/PRODSERV/fuels/bulletin/aviationfuel/7_ag_intro.shtm   (837 words)

 Early Coast Guard Aviation Naval Aviation News - Find Articles
The Coast Guard was introduced to aviation in 1903 when the surfmen from the Kill Devil Hill Lifeboat Station in North Carolina helped carry the fragile Wright Flyer from its shelter to the launch site on 17 December 1903.
During WW I, Coast Guard aviators were assigned to naval air stations in the U.S. and abroad.
In 1928, an aviation section under Commander Norman Hall was established at Coast Guard Headquarters, and developed the concept of "flying lifeboats." These aircraft could fly hundreds of miles, land in an open and frequently uninviting sea and carry out a rescue.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0IAX/is_4_86/ai_117626515   (991 words)

 Wright brothers history: First Flight, 1903   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
For their 1903 plane, they needed all the efficiency they could get.
It had the horsepower -- barely -- to drag the 1903 machine into the dense December ocean air.
All photos on these aviation history pages may be freely used for educational purposes.
www.wam.umd.edu /~stwright/WrBr/wrights/1903.html   (879 words)

 In Depth: The 1903 Flyer, part II - The Flyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Wright Flyer is arguably the most significant airplane in history, yet no one has built or flown the machine exactly the way it was in 1903.
To return to the original Flyer means returning to December 1903.
The reproduction 1903 Flyer gives us an unparalleled look at the genius and ingenuity of the Wright brothers.
www.wrightexperience.com /edu/1903b/html/index.htm   (133 words)

 Aviation: Aviation Training - Aviation Careers - Aviation Education
Aviation careers provide job satisfaction and happiness that is difficult to find in other careers.
Aviation careers and education span the globe; consequently the need for qualified aviation professionals is worldwide.
Adventure, excitement and travel are all benefits of having aviation training and education, which along with good pay in a professional environment provides for rewarding aviation careers.
www.spartan.edu /AviationTrainingCareers.html   (297 words)

 The American Experience | Lindbergh | Aviation Milestones (1903-1936)
July -- French aviator Louis Bleriot, flying the "Bleriot XI," makes the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air craft.
Traveling at an average speed of 36 miles per hour, Bleriot covered the 23-mile distance in 37 minutes.
Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York on May 20 and landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris 33 hours and 30 minutes later.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/lindbergh/timeline/index.html   (968 words)

 Partnering and Managing for Excellence: Wright Brothers National Memorial
The morning of December 17, 1903 was bitterly cold and windy as Wilbur and Orville Wright prepared their Flyer, a bi-plane design with a wingspan of 40 feet and 4 inches, powered by a four cylinders, aluminum block, 12 horsepower gasoline engine with two eight and a half-foot propellers.
In December 2003, the world will be celebrating the centennial of the December 17, 1903 first powered flight achieved by the Wright brothers on the sand flats of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, now the site of Wright Brothers National Memorial.
Dignitaries, celebrities and aviation legends will be on hand to celebrate and commemorate this occasion.
www.nps.gov /parkoftheweek/wrbr.htm   (954 words)

 Milestones of Flight, Gallery 100 - Wright 1903 Flyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Although fragile, the Wright Flyer, which is composed of wood and fabric, and braced with steel wire, achieves a balance between lightness and strength.
he 1903 Wright Flyer was constructed of spruce and ash covered with muslin.
The 1903 Flyer was powered by a simple four-cylinder engine of the Wrights' own design.
www.si.edu /harcourt/nasm/gal100/wright1903.html   (515 words)

 Library: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott || Aviation Websites
Aviation Research Group The leader in Aviation Data Research and Analysis, pilot salaries, price of fuel, national fractional matrix.
NTSB Aviation Accident Reports and FAA Aviation Medicine Reports at Jack R. Hunt Library, the Center for Aerospace Safety Education, and the NTSB website.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute of Aviation.
library.pr.erau.edu /research/aviationsubject.html   (1274 words)

 1903   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years because the Gregorian calendar hasn't had a leap year for years or a century leap year since 1600.
As an English teacher, I really hate it when my students read the cliff notes instead of the book, but I do believe well-written Cliff notes can dramatically increase a student's understanding of a book by introducing ideas, concepts, and symbols the stud...
This book is perfect for any collectors or fans of the 1903 sprinfield.
www.freeglossary.com /1903   (1382 words)

 Charlottesville Albemarle Airport : News
Women’s contributions to the aviation industry are highlighted in the “Women of NASA” panel exhibit.
Although women have flown since 1908, nearly all of them were restricted to general aviation, i.e., private planes, or support jobs.
The “Women of NASA” panel exhibit is a celebration of their contributions to the aviation industry.
gocho.com /php-bin/news.php?article=83&PHPSESSID=7c176ccc2d1155d9f8c...   (276 words)

 COAST GUARD AVIATION BIBLIOGRAPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Hollemon, K.C. "The Aviator's Aviator May Soon Be a Dodo." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1981), pp.
Krietemeyer, George E. "Coast Guard Aviation Exhibit in the Museum of Naval Aviation." The Bulletin (Feb-Mar 1990), pp.
"The Marriage of Fixed-Wing Aviation and the Cutter." Naval Aviation News (May-June 1983), pp.
www.uscg.mil /hq/g-cp/history/AVIATIONBIB.html   (8806 words)

 Boeing History: Beginnings - 1903-1938: Aviation History: Wings Over Kansas
In 1903, two events launched the history of modern aviation.
Boeing tried to get a ride in one of the airplanes, but not one of the dozen aviators participating in the event would oblige.
For the next five years, Boeing's air travel was mostly theoretical, explored during conversations at Seattle’s University Club with George Conrad Westervelt, a Navy engineer who had taken several aeronautics courses from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
www.wingsoverkansas.com /history/article.asp?id=399   (349 words)

 Eclipse Aviation - Eclipse Aviation to Display World's Most Authentic 1903 Wright Flyer in Orlando at Last Public Venue ...
ORLANDO, FL — October 06, 2003 — In celebration of aviation innovation over the past 100 years, Eclipse Aviation, which represents the future of jet travel, is bringing the world's most authentic 1903 Wright Flyer reproduction to more than 30,000 aviation decision makers at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) 56th Annual Meeting & Convention.
The company is applying advanced electronics systems, manufacturing and business practices to produce aircraft that cost less than a quarter of today's small jet aircraft, will be significantly safer and easier to operate than those of today, and have the lowest cost of ownership ever achieved in a jet aircraft.
The goal of Eclipse is to bring the word "personal" into aviation, making it possible for commercial air passengers to move directly between cities on a quick, affordable and convenient basis.
www.eclipseaviation.com /index.php?option=com_newsroom&task=viewpr&id=477&Itemid=52   (985 words)

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 Anniversary of First Aviation Route Forecast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Prior to 1 December 1918, the Weather Bureau DID provide information on flying conditions to pilots, however these were generally in response to specific requests and on a case-by-case basis.
This increase in services to aviation marked the beginning of a two-decade long period of rapid expansion of the Weather Bureau, encompassing everything from substantial increases in funding and personnel to significant advances in technology and communications.
The scope of these bulletins for aviators has been outlined by the Chief of the Weather Bureau as follows.
www.nwas.org /aviation-fcst.html   (432 words)

 College Park Aviation Museum: Aviation Museum Links & Resources
The Centennial of Flight Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 1999 to serve as a national and international source of information about activities to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brothers' first powered flight on the sands at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903.
America's Aviation Adventure encompasses Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina.
The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum of early aviation, vintage motorcycles, and early Finger Lakes history.
www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com /links.html   (708 words)

 CBC News In depth: Aviation
Aviation has come a long way since 1903.
More than 46,000 people worldwide have been killed in plane crashes and aviation disasters in the last 100 years.
Here's a look back at some of the significant achievements in aviation in Canada and around the world, and a look ahead at what Canada's role in the future of aviation – and space – might be.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/aviation   (384 words)

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