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  Aviation History
The first published paper on aviation was "Sketch of a Machine for Flying in the Air" by Emanuel Swedenborg published in 1714.
Dunne's main contribution to early aviation was stability, which was a key problem with the planes designed by the Wright brothers and Samuel Cody.
Controversy in the credit for invention of the airplane has been fuelled by Pearse's and Jatho's essentially non-existant efforts to inform the popular press, by the Wrights' secrecy while their patent was prepared, by the pride of nations, and by the number of firsts made possible by the basic invention.
www.usairnet.com /encyclopedia/Aviation_history.html   (1141 words)

 Aviation Encyclopedia Article @ Hostilities.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
general aviation, both private and commercial, as thousands of pilots were released from military service and many inexpensive war-surplus transport and training aircraft became available.
Each country regulates aviation differently, but typically, general aviation falls under several different types of regulations depending on whether it is private or commercial and on the type of equipment involved.
Raytheon, and others serve the general aviation market, with a focus on private aviation and flight training.
www.hostilities.org /encyclopedia/Aviation   (1319 words)

 Huffman Prairie - 1904
Following their successful day of flying on December 17, 1903, the Wrights returned to Dayton, Ohio, with their damaged Flyer—or what remained of it after it was caught by a gust of wind.
The Flyer II that they built in Dayton in 1904 was almost identical to the first Flyer, but heavier.
All these aviators, however, misunderstood the function and necessity of the Wrights’ control system and discarded it—with negative results.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Wright_Bros/1904/WR7.htm   (1418 words)

 Boeing: News Feature - Aviation Legend: Lee Atwood 1904 - 1999
Aviation legend Lee Atwood -- who was instrumental in designing the P-51 Mustang; the F-100, world's first operational supersonic jet fighter; the X-15 rocket plane; and the Apollo Command Module that took astronauts to the moon -- died on March 5, 1999, at the age of 94.
As one of the founding members of the team that formed North American Aviation, Inc. in 1934, Lee Atwood became a living legend in the aerospace community.
Atwood's schooling centered on the discipline of engineering and very early in his career his talents were quickly noticed by James "Dutch" Kindelberger, then vice president of engineering at Douglas Aircraft Company.
www.boeing.com /news/feature/atwood/index.html   (417 words)

 Huffman prairie Flying Field   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
Here, in 1904 and 1905, the Wright brothers, in their own words, "really learned to fly" and perfected their invention.
With their Flyer II in 1904, they made the first turn and completed the first circle in powered flight.
Huffman Prairie Flying Field, a National Historic Landmark, is part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park and is open to the public.
www.ascho.wpafb.af.mil /buildings/prairie.htm   (168 words)

Frye contracted pneumonia, which was cured, and a fanatical interest in aviation, from which he never recovered.
Frye was born on March 18th, 1904, near Sweetwater, Oklahoma, to William Henry and Nellie Cooley Frye.
His mother died when he was eight years old, and he was raised by his father and grandparents on the family's 15,000-acre ranch in the Texas Panhandle near Wheeler.
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By the spring of 1904, Wilbur and Orville had decided to establish a flying field near Dayton, to continue their experiments and to develop their machine, rather than return to North Carolina.
The track sections used in 1904 were numbered, allowing quick and orderly assembly, as well as providing a handy means of estimating the length of the run prior to a take off.
The 1904 season at Huffman Prairie came to a close on 9 December, in an unceremonious and decidedly dismal manner.
www.thewrightbrothers.org /1904.html   (5772 words)

 Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) - Sustainable Development Studies Programme - Aviation
In addition, the aviation industry also receives massive financial support in the form of tax breaks and infrastructure development.
SEI's response is to examine the policy options available to reduce these impacts and to ensure that governments and the aviation industry adopt responsive and responsible approaches that minimise social and environmental impacts whilst at the same time providing mobility to those who need it.
Managing the growth in demand for aviation, reducing growth rates and reducing absolute levels of flying have been excluded from policy debate.
www.sei.se /aviation/index.html   (272 words)

 Hubert Latham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
Marie Marvingt studied fixed wing aviation with Hubert Latham, in the Antoinette airplane.
She was a fantastic lady, and contributed greatly to the history of aviation and to the development of the airplane ambulance.
The aviator had to contend with the wind blowing from seven to fifteen miles an hour and he varied his altitude from 400 to 2,000 feet.
www.earlyaviators.com /elathhub.htm   (1474 words)

 Order by the Revolutionary War Council of the USSR’ November 23, 1923, No. 2545, Moscow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
These general conditions told especially heavily upon aviation, as a sphere in which comparatively little research had been done, and at the same time one in which, because of the boundless prospects opening before it, substantial forces and resources were called for.
Precisely in recent years aviation has made very great advances, strengthening its role in economic and cultural construction and at the same time steadily moving into a front-rank place as a weapon of war.
Zhukovsky (1847-1921), one of the pioneers of aviation.
www.marxists.org /archive/trotsky/works/1922-mil/ch35.htm   (346 words)

 Thirty Thousand Feet - Books & Publications
Ventura Publications Ventura publishes a range of aviation titles (the Classic Warbirds series), provides a digital rights management service (where an electronic ‘ebook’ is purchased from a Web site, is readable on a personal computer, but refuses to open if moved to another computer), and manufactures a range of model kits and decals.
The Aviation Book: The World's Aircraft A - Z In this amazingly illustrated international survey, Irish artist Fia O Caoimh provides a comprehensive survey of all the main plane types, civil and military, from the pioneering years to today’s transonic and aerospace flights.
Barnstorming To Air Safety A former barnstomer looks at the development of aviation from the early days of flying to the jet age: stories of barnstorming risk-takers, rum-runners, early Naval air schools, and descriptions of some of the first passenger flights.
www.thirtythousandfeet.com /books.htm   (3311 words)

 Jeppesen Aviation History-AvShop Pilot Shop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
One of the most significant books onaviation history ever published, "Aviation History" by Anne Millbrooke is an exciting full-color text that provides both new and experienced pilots a unique perspective on the history of aviation worldwide.
Personal Profiles contain biographical information about important individuals who were instrumental in making aviation history, what made them outstanding and how they achieved their success.
Her specialty is the history of science and technology, particularly aviation.
www.avshop.com /prodinfo.asp?number=1561   (772 words)

 Boeing: History -- Biographies - North American Aviation: Lee Atwood
In 1941, he became first vice president; in 1948 he was elected president; in 1960 he became chief executive officer at the retirement of Dutch Kindelberger; and in 1962 he became chairman of the board.
Atwood was born in Walton, Kentucky, on Oct. 26, 1904.
Atwood as "a chief engineer's chief engineer." His technical acumen was the driving force behind the company's evolution into an aviation and space leader that produced more military aircraft than any other company (a record which stands to this day).
www.boeing.com /history/bna/atwood.html   (520 words)

 Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park - Areaparks.com
Dayton Aviation Heritage commemorates three exceptional men - Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar - and their work in the Miami Valley.
In their Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop these two men, self-trained in the science and art of aviation, researched and built the world's first power-driven, heavier-than-air machine capable of free, controlled, and sustained flight.
The Wrights also perfected their invention during 1904 and 1905 in their hometown of Dayton.
daytonaviationheritage.areaparks.com   (224 words)

 The Pioneers : An Anthology : Étienne-Jules Marey (1830 - 1904)
At this period, French aviation was in a state of continuous development, with numerous flying machines being constructed and perfected.
Yet aviation as we know it was still in a state of limbo, since advocates of the heavier-than-air aeroplane were seen as cranks.
But he died too soon to see true aviation, or to see that another of his inventions, medical in its nature, would find use in aircraft (where it is still used today).
www.ctie.monash.edu.au /hargrave/marey.html   (5583 words)

 Community - Dayton's Aviation Past
It was the spring of 1904, and Daytonian Torrence Huffman was pondering how to respond to a request from two brothers named Orville and Wilbur Wright.
The Wright Brothers Collection is the core of the archives' extensive collection relating to early aviation, which includes over 70 manuscripts relating to the history of flight and an extensive reference collection consisting of more than 2,500 books and periodicals.
According to Tom Crouch, chair, Aeronautics Division in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and author of The Bishop's Boys-A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright, Wright State's collection is comparable to the Wright brothers' manuscripts housed in the Library of Congress.
www.wright.edu /news_events/community/spring98/aviation.html   (933 words)

 General Categories: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
Air Source One Specializes in aviation information and reference publications, as well as internet services designed especially for the aviation community.
Aviation Industry Development Reviews the market and technological developments taking place within the international civil aviation industry.
Civil Aviation and Airport Development for China This official publication of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) is published annually.
www.aeroinfo.org.in /gen/books.html   (1313 words)

 National Park Service
Established in 1962, the National Aviation Hall of Fame was incorporated in 1964 as a national entity by an act of Congress.
The EAA was started in 1962, the National Aviation Hall of Fame was incorporated in 1964 as a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes.
Currently 33 national associations from as many countries are members who are dedicated to the advancement of the science and engineering of aviation or of aviation and space.
www.nps.gov /daav/cul_aviationheritagelinks.htm   (906 words)

 Canadian Aviation - Real Pilot Info for Canadian Pilots - Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame Names Inductees for 2007
Fred Hitchins’ (1904-1972) undying devotion to the preservation of military aviation history, encouraging and inspiring future historians, has been of paramount importance in documenting and explaining Canada’s aviation heritage.
Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame is located as part of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, south of Edmonton.
The Hall’s mission is to increase the public’s understanding and interest in aviation history by making its displays, archives, records and artifacts accessible to current and future generations.
www.aviation.ca /content/view/3814/117   (598 words)

 Chronology - Pre-1919
January 9 Born: Jezups Basko, aviation pioneer and future commander of the Aviation Regiment, near Daugavpils
April 15 Russian 12th fighter squadron bases itself in the field near the cement factory, and becomes the first aviation unit based at the future site of Spilve aerodrome.
December The Bolshevik 1st Aviation Division moves into Spilve, and remains there until February 8, 1919.
latvianaviation.com /C1918.html   (957 words)

 Sandusky District Library - FLIGHT-Aviation Resources
The EAA Aviation Education Directory is a collection of aerospace educational web sites that can be referenced in electronic form via the Internet.
Aviation Safety Network focuses on aviation safety issues and accidents reports.
The Sandusky District Library Aviation Section, Flight, was developed through the support of a coalition of individuals sincerely interested in the future of Aviation at the Sandusky City Airport.
www.sandusky.lib.mi.us /av.html   (737 words)

 MS-37 Aeronautical Ephemera Collection I @ WSU Special Collections & Archives
All deal with aviation and have the common theme of being mostly Pre-World War I. The collection has been divided into four series.
A brochure, stating what aviation activities members are admitted free to attend, is included.
There are six original photographs of an airplane engine, 3 original photographs of airplanes from the Curtiss Exhibition Company, 10 original photographic postcards showing airplanes, 2 original photographs of an unidentified flying contraption and 2 negatives of Eddie Horn and his Aeroplane.
www.libraries.wright.edu /special/manuscripts/ms37.html   (696 words)

 Presidential Election of 1904
Theodore Roosevelt's nomination at the Republican convention in June of 1904 was without opposition.
The Democrats nominated Alton Parker of New York on the first ballot at their convention.
Thus, the contest centered on the personalities of the two candidates.
www.multied.com /elections/1904.html   (49 words)

 The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
The site near Dayton that they selected for their flights in 1904 and 1905 was Huffman Prairie.
From Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park: Huffman Prairie Flying Field is located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and managed by the U.S. Air Force.
In 1904 and 1905 they conducted their flights in virtual secrecy.
www.inhs.uiuc.edu /~kenr/prairieaviation.html   (399 words)

 Women in Aviation — FactMonster.com
She still holds more world aviation records than any other pilot, male or female.
Nicknamed “Brave Bessie,” she was dedicated to opening a flying school for young fls when she died in a crash at age 33.
Famous Aviators - Famous Aviators Wright Brothers Aviation was really born on the sand dunes at Kitty Hawk, N.C., on...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0768334.html   (433 words)

 NBAA: Pentastar to Give Away 2006 Corvette @ AMTOnline.com NEWS
Pentastar Aviation, one of the nation's leading aviation services providers, will attend the 58th annual National Business Aviation Association Inc. (NBAA) Convention at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
For the past 40 years, Pentastar Aviation has been a leader in the world of corporate aviation.
Pentastar specializes in aircraft management services, and is proud to offer one of the most diverse and well-appointed charter fleets in the nation.
www.amtonline.com /article/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=1904   (386 words)

 Aviation History - Wilbur & Orville Wright
During 1904 and 1905 the Wrights built and tested new planes and engines.
An improved Flyer II was flown near Dayton, Ohio, in 1904.
The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations.
www.aviationhistory.org /ah_wright.html   (638 words)

 Aero-News Network: The Aviation and Aerospace World's Daily/Real-Time News and Information Service
And were states permitted to enact their own aviation security laws, it would create a patchwork of dissimilar and conflicting laws across the nation, "frustrating the purpose of a uniform and consistent system of safety regulation," according to the suit.
Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn, who was among those who participated in the film introductions in 2006, was also thrilled with the response to the debut of the Fly-In Theater.
The term has carried over to civilian aviation when a pilot sees the traffic (enemy or not) ATC has pointed out to him, though "Tally Ho" is not the proper phrase to use.
aero-news.net /index.cfm?printable=1&contentBlockId=18fb41c7-f94c-4b...   (13265 words)

 Women in Aviation, International
The Women in Aviation, International Pioneer Hall of Fame was established in 1992 to honor women who have made significant contributions as record setters, pioneers, or innovators.
She was the director of Summer Aviation Programs at Connecticut College, employed by Aero Insurance Underwriters, assistant director at Cornell-Guggenheim Aviation Safety Center and a consultant for the search and rescue operation, SAR-ASSIST.
Her contributions to the promotion and public acceptance of women as pilots in general aviation have been honored by the ninety-nines in its “Forest of Friendship” and by the OX-5 Pioneers, which has recognized her with both its Legion of Merit Award, Pioneer Women’s Award and Pioneer Hall of Fame.
www.wai.org /resources/pioneers.cfm   (6953 words)

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