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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.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572047/Aviation.html   (2060 words)

  
 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 - 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.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572047/Aviation.html   (1836 words)

  
 Aviation Today: Global Airspace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Aviation was born and grew up during the century we just have closed.
Others may trace the roots of aviation further back into the millennium we are about to close—for example, back to Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of the "flying screw" or to the first lighter-than-air vehicles.
The most popular viewpoint, however, is that aviation was born at the dawn of the 20th century, and that we now are only three years shy of the centennial anniversary of that birth, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
www.aviationtoday.com /reports/global/01globalcentury.htm   (1445 words)

  
 Dassault Corporate - News and Exhibitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Charles Edelstenne, Dassault Aviation CEO, underlines the fact that according to these indicators a significant increase to the current figure of 25 orders since the beginning of the year may take place in the last quarter.
On the occasion of the NBAA, the retirement of Jean-François Georges, Senior Vice President of Civil Aircraft for Dassault Aviation and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet was announced.
This program, established in 1953 by the NBAA Board of Directors, aims at promoting business aviation in terms of flying safety and awarding management and maintenance teams as well as pilots for the quality of their activities.
www.dassault-aviation.com /gb/actualite/actualite/art_arch.cfm?id=1906   (276 words)

  
 Aviation Portal @ FlyPros.com (Fly Pros)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Aviation or air transport refers to the activities surrounding mechanical flight and the aircraft industry.
General aviation includes any flight that is not military and does not fly on a regular schedule, ranging from a recreational flight in a hang glider to a non-scheduled cargo flight in a Boeing 747.
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.
www.flypros.com   (2137 words)

  
 Europe Spreads Its Wings
Octave Chanute warned the Wrights that the aviation world was catching up; in France particularly, aviation was moving forward rapidly.
The meeting of these three in 1906 was the first contact between Curtiss and the Wrights.
On September 13, 1906, Santos-Dumont rose off the ground for a brief hop of 23 feet (7 meters) and a hard landing.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Wright_Bros/1906/WR9.htm   (1116 words)

  
 1911 in aviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1911:
May 8 - US Naval Aviation Service created and the Navy's first airplane, a Curtiss Model D, is ordered.
May 31 - Andre Beaumont beats Roland Garros in the Paris to Rome air race, completing the 1,465 km (910 mile) course in 28 hours, 5 minutes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1911_in_aviation   (468 words)

  
 Aeronautics - The Formative Years (1904-1919)
While the Wright brothers were trying to sell their aircraft, another aviation pioneer entered the scene.
While aviation industries were springing up all over Europe, aircraft in the United States were still largely built by hand.
5.65 Discuss the condition of American aviation during World War I. 5.66 Know the main lesson taught by World War I. Although air power in World War I played only a minor role in the outcome of the conflict, it was the foundation for employment of air power for future wars.
www.allstar.fiu.edu /aero/wings3.htm   (1734 words)

  
 The AVSIM Forums - Viewing message   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In reality, the invention of the airplane and the birth of aviation are unrelated subjects, which is a point that we have lost over the last 100 years.
As for the world of aviation, the 3 flights of significance were Albert-Santos Dumont's flight on November 12, 1906 (marking the birth of aviation), Louis Bleriot's channel crossing flight in July of 1909, and Charles Lindbergh's solo crossing of the Atlantic in 1927.
Where most aviation at the time was limited to the military, mail carrying, the barnstormers, and a few very small regional airlines, most of the world perceived aviation as more or less a passing fad.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - William Rhodes-Moorhouse
In 1906 Moorhouse knocked down and killed a child on Brighton beach during a motorcycle race; initial charges of manslaughter were however subsequently withdrawn.
He competed in aviation competitions and was the first to cross the English Channel from Douai to Ashood with two passengers in a biplane (one of whom was his wife).
With the onset of war in Europe in 1914 William - by now having legally changed his last name to Rhodes-Moorhouse as a means of inheriting his grandfather's estate - enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps for training.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/rhodesmoorhouse.htm   (350 words)

  
 United States Air Force History and Facts
Prior to 1947, military aviation was the responsibility of the Army, while the Navy maintained a fleet air arm on its fleet of aircraft carriers.
The Army branch was known as the U.S. Army Air Corps and later the U.S. Army Air Forces.
FORMATION - The U.S. military first began to experiment with military aviation in December 1906, when ‘‘Army Specification #486’’ was authorized, which looked into the creation of aircraft for military usage.
www.aviationexplorer.com /united_states_air_force_history.htm   (2755 words)

  
 The Virtual Aviation Museum - Kategorie Experimental Aircraft until 1913
Designed by Grade to get the Lanz-Price, which was to be given to the first aviator in germany who flew 2,5km around two poles.
One of the most well known designs from the early days of aviation.
With this type, several records were flown, like the first german cross country and the first time at 1000m height.
www.luftfahrtmuseum.com /htmi/itk/x1.htm   (234 words)

  
 Aviation Maintenance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
AJ Walter Aviation, the Sussex, U.K.-based parts supply, repair, and distribution company, has expanded its global operations in the Indian, South Korean, New Zealand, and German markets.
AJ Walter Aviation today specializes in the supply and repair of a wide range of aircraft components, and its business includes ground support, tools, and test equipment for customers all over the world.
His short hops in No. 14-bis in 1906 established him as Europe’s first observed flier at a time when the exploits of the Wright brothers were largely unknown.
www.aviationtoday.com /cgi/am/show_mag.cgi?pub=am&mon=1003&file=1003preflight.htm   (4795 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   (8725 words)

  
 Santos-Dumont flew the 14-bis nearly 197 feet (60 meters) on October 23, 1906, thus winning the 3000-franc Archdeacon ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Santos-Dumont flew the 14-bis nearly 197 feet (60 meters) on October 23, 1906, thus winning the 3000-franc Archdeacon prize fo
Santos-Dumont flew the 14-bis nearly 197 feet (60 meters) on October 23, 1906, thus winning the 3000-franc Archdeacon prize for the first observed and sustained flight of more than 25 meters.
On November 12, 1906, he flew 21 seconds, covering 722 feet (220 meters), to gain the distinction of making the first officially recognized sustained and powered flight in Europe.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Wright_Bros/1906/WR9G1.htm   (116 words)

  
 A. G. Bell Papers, Browse by Folder
Aviation, Aerial Experiment Association vs. Meyers, 1908-1912, undated
Aviation, Aerial Experiment Association, Souvenir Pictorial Volume, 1909
Aviation, Aerial Experiment Association, Bulletins, Volumes I-XII, 1908
memory.loc.gov /ammem/bellhtml/magbellFolder3.html   (170 words)

  
 ShowNews Online: PARIS 2005
The 195 is joined by the shorter-bodied Embraer 175 which is due to go into service with launch customer Air Canada this summer.
And completing the Brazilian line-up is a full-scale replica of Alberto Santos Dumont’s famous 14bis, here to mark the forthcoming centenary of the celebrated Brazilian aviation pioneer’s 1906 Paris flights.
Copyright ©2003 Aviation Week, a divistion of The McGraw-Hill Companies All rights reserved.
www.aviationnow.com /shownews/05paris/top16.htm   (169 words)

  
 Women in Aviation, International
During the last two decades, the number of women involved in the aviation industry has steadily increased and women can be found in nearly every aviation occupation today.
At the first Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in 1990, participants recognized the need for more women in the industry and for a support group to serve as mentors, advisors and interested colleagues.
Women and men from all segments of the industry, including general, corporate and commercial aviation, education, government and the military, are eligible for WAI membership.
www.wai.org /resources/facts.cfm   (306 words)

  
 Aviation University - Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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 7th District American Legion of Wisconsin
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aviation branch of the United States armed forces.
The USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947.
The US military first began to experiment with military aviation in December 1906, when "Army Specification #486" was authorized, which looked the creation of aircraft for military usage.
webpages.charter.net /wisconsinlegion-7thdistrict/USAF_History.htm   (2810 words)

  
 Aviation top 100   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Aviation classified ads worldwide : aircraft for sale, helicopters, ultralights, parts, avionics, accessories, RFQ service.
This means that the ranking is a true sign of popularity and not just a sign of how long the site has been added to the list.
Do you have any questions about AVIATION TOP 100, just go ahead and ask them in the Forum.
jets.dk /aviation/avitop.asp?page=4   (639 words)

  
 Henri Fabre
Yet the premier success of Curtiss was itself preceeded by the experiments of a Frenchman little known today---Henri Fabre.
After the futile experiments of Voisin and Bleriot on the river Seine in 1905 and 1906, French aviation--- indeed aviation everywhere---developed literally from the ground up, instead of from the water.
Fabre, however, an inventive marine engineer and navigator, persisted in his original research on the problem of achieving powered flight from a water base.
www.earlyaviators.com /efabre.htm   (410 words)

  
 Calendar
He took part in Civil War in 25-th division of V.I.Chapaev, graduated Military Scool of Pilots in 1936, flown some record flights as a navigator of V.P.Chkalov's crew, worked in Air Force Academy named after N.E.Zhukovski, general-leutenant of aviation in WWII, professor of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Zaporozhye Aviation Engine Facility "Motor Sich" was established.
USSR has joined to the International Aviation Federation.
www.aviation.ru /calendar/index.php?Stamp=2004-12-000000   (884 words)

  
 Alexander Autographs - Aviators and Explorers
Ended At (1902-1974) American aviator who, in his "Spirit of St. Louis", was the first to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.
ROALD AMUNDSEN (1872-1928) Norwegian explorer who was the first to reach the South Pole (1911), and was lost in an attempt to rescue aviator Umberto Nobile at the North Pole.
BYRD, RICHARD E. (1888-1957) American aviator and explorer, first to fly over the South Pole and established the base "Little America".
www.alexautographs.com /AVIAT.htm   (518 words)

  
 Aviationboom - Pioneers Robert Blackburn
Robert Blackburn (1885-1955) was a British aircraft pioneer with his company, the Blackburn Aeroplane Company, acting as a major aircraft supplier to the British government during the First World War.
Born in Leeds on 26 March 1885, Blackburn followed an early education in his home city at Leeds Modern School with an engineering degree at Leeds University, graduating from the latter in 1906.
Developing an interest in aviation Blackburn travelled to France to immerse himself in and learn from the then world leading nation in aviation matters.
www.aviationboom.com /pioneers/robert_blackburn.shtml   (334 words)

  
 Canadian Aviation Booklist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This is a listing of books related to Canadian aviation.
KAI TAK A History of Aviation in Hong Kong - Peter Pigott
KAI TAK A History of Aviation in Hong Kong
www.globalynx.net /books   (1492 words)

  
 Aviation History - Timeline of Milestones, FAMOUS FLIGHTS IN HISTORY (1903-1918)
Aviation History - Timeline of Milestones, FAMOUS FLIGHTS IN HISTORY (1903-1918)
Orville and Wilbur Wright make first successful flight, at Kitty Hawk, N.C.; 120 feet in 12 seconds.
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_aviation_timeline_1.html   (341 words)

  
 Books - Those Magnificent First Flying Machines
Take an Exciting Trip Back in Time With This Fascinating Book Written by the Aviation Experts of 1906-1911.
Those Magnificent First Flying Machines, edited by C.B. Hayward, is an exact reprint of a genuine, rare aeronautical classic.
Written by the most eminent authorities of the day, it gives you the true picture of how exciting early aviation was.
www.aeronauticalpublishers.com /Pages/book_magnif_first.htm   (125 words)

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