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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   (2051 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 Encyclopedia Article @ Hostilities.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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)

 NASA - Aviation
Aviation is a term that includes all the activities involved in building and flying aircraft, especially airplanes.
Aviation agencies Most countries have government agencies that enforce air safety regulations and handle various economic matters relating to aviation.
The director of civil aviation, under the supervision of the Department of Transport, deals mainly with such matters as registration of aircraft, licensing of pilots, and establishment of air navigation facilities.
www.nasa.gov /worldbook/aviation_worldbook.html   (5536 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)

 Global Aviation Law | Premier Law Firm for Victims of Airplane Crashes and Aviation Accidents
We appreciate that the time after an airplane crash or other aviation accident is one of deep pain and grieving for the spouses, children and families of the passengers and crew who died or were severely injured.
Among his aviation cases were hundreds of lawsuits for wrongful death on behalf of the widows and children of German combat pilots killed in crashes involving F-104 Star Fighter jets.
Taylor has devoted much of his professional life to the representation of air crash victims and their families, and is regarded as one of the world's leading practictioners in that field.
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 Forbes.com - Magazine Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chanute urged the brothers to try for some of the aviation prizes that were being offered for flights of specified times and distances, which would have established their dominance in the public's mind.
It was a bad time to walk away from aviation, for in 1907 flying fever was beginning to grip the globe.
The future of aviation was being conceived in the public imagination and in the shops of a handful of eager inventors, not on military bases.
www.forbes.com /2003/11/19/1119aviation_print.html   (2833 words)

 Aviation Accident Resource Center - What to do if an accident occurs
For those whose lives have been devastated by an aviation disaster, it is particularly important to know precisely which resources are available to them in the hours, days, and weeks that follow.
The NTSB is charged with investigating and determining the cause of every commercial and general aviation accident in the United States, as well as with recommending safety standards to minimize the risk of future accidents.
You need to find a qualified aviation attorney who can get you the documents you need, put your case together, and explain your case to you.
www.aviationlawresources.com   (1055 words)

 Henri Farman
Henri Farman was a key figure in the early days of European aviation and established several aviation "firsts." Born of English parents in Paris in 1874, he first raced bicycles and automobiles.
He was involved in a serious auto accident and turned to aviation instead.
On May 28, he carried aviation supporter Ernest Archdeacon aloft for more than one kilometer in the first airplane passenger flight in Europe.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Dictionary/Farman/DI82.htm   (409 words)

 US Air Force - Search View - MSN Encarta
Army aviation got off to a slow start, and Congress authorized the creation of the Army Aviation Section of the Signal Corps only in 1914.
The pace of the pilots’ lives was brutal, and the life span of an airman was short—sometimes measured in days or weeks.
Following the Allied victory in World War I, the Army Aviation Section was renamed the Division of Military Aeronautics (1918), the Air Service (1918-1926), and the Air Corps (1926-1941).
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 Ernests Atrens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Transferred to the aviation regiment, completed flight school, and remained there until the Soviet occupation.
Transfers to a the Latvian aviation unit in the Luftwaffe (NSG 2) and, as a member of the 1st Squadron, participates in night bombing operations.
As an aviator, he had a reputation for successful forced landings, in which he destroyed the aircraft but emerged essentially unscathed.
latvianaviation.com /BB_Atrens.html   (143 words)

 Curtiss-Wright Corporation - June Bug   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1907, the weekly magazine SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, an ardent supporter of aviation, placed a beautiful silver trophy in the custody of the Aero Club of America.
The trophy was offered to any aviator who could achieve prescribed flying successes in each of three separate years.
Eventually years of legal action ensued, said to have caused the ruining of Wilbur's health; certainly aviation progress was inhibited in the U.S. until the aileron question could be resolved several years later.
www.curtisswright.com /history/1907-1908.asp   (1050 words)

 Dale Crites and Dean Crites
These two aviation pioneers began their "future in flight" in 1919, when at the age of 12, they helped another Wisconsin aviation pioneer, Robert Huggins, build a glider in their hometown of Honey Creek.
Both men were members of the Waukesha Squadron of the CAP and have served in an executive capacity for various organizations associated with aviation.
In recognition of Dean and Dale Crites' dedication and contributions to aviation the Waukesha County Board, in 1980, renamed the Waukesha County Airport, Crites Field.
www.aviationhalloffamewisconsin.com /inductees/Crites.htm   (473 words)

 The Early Aviation in France
French aviators Léon Morane and Raymond Saulnier formed the Sociéte Anonyme des Aéroplanes Morane-Saulnier in October 1911 and produced a varied group of monoplanes during 1911 and 1912.
Among the most important was the monoplane flown by Roland Garros from Tunis to Marsala, Sicily, on December 18, 1912, and the seaplane that participated in the 1913 Schneider Trophy contest.
The Spad 7, designed by M. Bechereau of the Societe pour Aviation et ses Derives, proved to be one of the outstanding airplanes of the First World War.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Aerospace/earlyFrance/Aero46.htm   (1636 words)

 French Aircraft Designers WW1 - Louis Bleriot
His lifelong love of aviation began at age 30 when he taught himself to fly, in an aircraft of his own design.
In two years his aviation company was producing aircraft known for their quality and performance.
His skill and ingenuity contributed to the advance of aviation technology in his time, and popularized aviation as a sport.
www.wwiaviation.com /designers/designer_Bleriot.shtml   (190 words)

 Aviation & Space
Anderson (1907-1996) borrowed $2,500 from friends and relatives, bought a used airplane, and taught himself to fly in 1929.
In 1946, he organized Tuskegee Aviation, Inc., to service aircraft until he was forced out of business by the state's attorney general in the late 1950s.
In 1932 he and his mechanic Thomas C. Allen completed the first transcontinental flight by fl aviators in an airplane pieced together from junkyard parts.
www2.sis.pitt.edu /resources/diversity/naa/aviation.html   (479 words)

 Aviation Attorneys | Aviation Attorneys | Comair Flight 5191 | Slack & Davis, LLP | 2
In the practice of law, there is no substitute for experience, and this is particularly true in the realm of aviation law and air crash litigation.
Aviation attorneys must possess diverse technical skills and knowledge in addition to their legal skills.
His love of aviation fuels his passion for safety, but his technical expertise, gained as an aerospace engineer, gives Slack visionary skills in the field of air crash litigation.
www.slackdavis.com /aviation_attorneys.php   (2608 words)

 ASN Aircraft accident description Ilyushin 76TD UN-76435 - Charki Dadri
Air Kazakhstan Flight 1907, an Ilyushin 76 departed Chimkent, Kazakhastan for a flight to Delhi.
Because Flight 1907 was approaching from the opposite side, the controller told SV763: "Maintain level 140, Standby for higher." A little later, Flight 1907 reported reaching FL150 at 46 miles from the airport.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The root and approximate cause of the collision was the unauthorised descending by the Kazak aircraft to FL-140 and failure to maintain the assigned FL-150".
aviation-safety.net /database/record.php?id=19961112-1   (288 words)

 GOL :: GOL Flight 1907 Advisory #18
The original list included Carlos Souza Junior, a passenger who was in fact on the flight, but another name, "Carlos Sousa," was added to the list by mistake and did not correspond to any passenger.
For example, Carlos Souza Junior was on the list but his name was misspelled: "Junior" was missing and the last syllable of "Souza" had an "s" instead of a "z".
- Six crew members were also on Flight 1907, bringing the total number who died in the crash to 154.
sev.prnewswire.com /airlines-aviation/20061005/NYTH20705102006-1.html   (263 words)

But the intrigue of aviation was too much for him.
Porsche abandoned the development of electric cars and switched to aviation engines in 1907.
Later in 1912, he designed an air-cooled 90 hp aviation motor that would serve as the blueprint fo the beetles rear-mounted engine that would service Volkswagens into the 80's.
www.geocities.com /vwbusesrule/tribute.html   (392 words)

 Epps Aviation
Epps Aviation is the south's premier corporate and general aviation facility.
Owner and founder, Pat Epps, has come a long way since the aviation pioneer days when his father, Ben T. Epps, the first pilot in Georgia, built and flew his first aircraft in 1907.
We are a Cessna dealer for Georgia and the Pilatus dealer for the southeastern U.S. Also, Epps Aviation is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, a marketing alliance, which offers an impressive array of business and personal use aircraft.
www.epps-aviation.com   (537 words)

 Louis Bleriot
In 1907 he made his first flight at Bagatelle, France, in an aircraft of his own design, teaching himself to fly while improving his design by trial and error.
In only two years his new aviation company was producing a line of aircraft known for their high quality and performance.
His exceptional skill and ingenuity contributed significantly to the advance of aero science in his time, and popularized aviation as a sport.
www.allstar.fiu.edu /aero/bleriot.htm   (326 words)

 Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jones's most ambitious work, a chronology of American aviation, is contained in this collection and represents the culmination of more than a half-century of research, editing and authorship in the nascent field of aviation history.
This chronology (see Series III description), which remained unfinished at his death, is comprised of tales of flight in legend and literature followed by a vast number of detailed factual accounts of the history of lighter- and heavier-than-air flight.
It is accompanied here by a rare and splendid collection of early aviation photography.
www.nasm.si.edu /research/arch/findaids/ejones/ej_sec_3.html   (388 words)

 Aviation Hotline - Links of Interest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
- The DVHAA is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and display of the aviation history of the Delaware valley.
It is one of the world's most significant aviation and aerospace reference libraries.
- Aviation history of New Zealand, 1903 to the present in the form of a timeline courtesy of Auckland International Airport.
www.aviationhotline.com /Links.htm   (1735 words)

 Billy Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When the Aeronautical Division of the Signal Corps was formed in 1907, Mitchell saw aviation as the coming thing, and paid for his own flight lessons.
As a Major, he headed the small aviation section of the Signal Corps.
In 1917 he was sent to the war in Europe as an observer, to help define the needs of the Aviation Service.
www.acepilots.com /wwi/us_mitchell.html   (982 words)

 Those Magnificent Men | Henry Farman and the Grand Prix d'Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During 1907 many aviation enthusiasts and experimenters tried to build on his achievement.
He was aware of the Voisin float-glider experiments on the Seine during 1905/06, and he had flown in balloons before with his brother, Richard.
When the Voisins began to produce a powered aeroplane for sale in 1907 he was one of their first customers.
www.thosemagnificentmen.co.uk /grandprix   (1017 words)

 Beloit Historical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the Exhibition Era of aviation (1907-1915) early aviators thrilled large crowds with their flying feats, “aeroplanes” still being a novelty.
The greatest event of the era was the 1911 International Aviation Meet at Grant Park, Chicago, pictured above in a postcard from the Society’s collection.
The large plane at the center is a Curtiss pusher, such as A. Warner flew in 1909.
www.ticon.net /~beloiths/Newsletter/Files/aviationmeet.htm   (98 words)

 COAST GUARD AVIATION BIBLIOGRAPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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)

 U.S. Government Bookstore: Celebrating the History of Aviation
It is an authoritative account of aerial reconnaissance and the interpretation of photographs as they evolved into the most important sources of intelligence along the entire Western Front during the Great War.
This comprehensive resource will interest military history and aviation enthusiasts, as well as students of the history of intelligence.
Analyzes the operations, interprets their significance for the course of the conflict, and explains their importance to the application of air power in modern warfare.
bookstore.gpo.gov /collections/aviation-history.jsp   (742 words)

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