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 Aviation's Belle Epoque
It is difficult to see what the French aviators had in common other than their passion for flight and their willingness to sacrifice life, limb, and fortune to achieve it.
Aviation in France quickly took on an unmistakably national character, inspired by the likelihood of war with Germany.
Still, the aviation madness of the crowds who flocked to airshows and races would have counted for little if the French government had not responded by investing large sums of money in the purchase of airplanes, nourishing an aviation industry that could never have survived on private purchases.
www.airspacemag.com /ASM/Mag/Index/1996/AM/avbe.html   (3319 words)

  
 Mechanical Engineering "100 Years of Flight," Dec. 2003 -- "Trial by Flyer," Feature Article
The aviation news in 1903 was the spectacular failures of Langley's aerodrome as it plunged into the Potomac River on October 7 and again on December 8.
Aviation would slowly change from being a shared scientific challenge to being a fierce competition for personal fame and fortune.
In August 1908, it was tested at Fort Myer, which is across the Potomac from Washington.
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 Encyclopedia: 1908 in aviation
July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining.
Lieutenant Thomas Etholen Selfridge (February 8, 1882 – September 17, 1908) was the first soldier to die in a powered aircraft crash.
Timeline of aviation This is a list of airlines in operation.
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 1908 In Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The history of civil aviation is itself not so long.
The first person to fly as a passenger was Leon Delagrange in Paris in 1908 and the first scheduled air...
In Pau, support is growing for an aviation museum that would feature the Wright brothers.
www.wikiverse.org /1908-in-aviation   (391 words)

  
 1908   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar).
1905 1906 1907 - 1908 - 1909 1910 1911
April 27 - The 1908 Summer Olympics open in London.
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 1908 in aviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1908:
She is a passenger on a flight made by Lèon Delagrange at Turin.
Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge became the first person killed in a powered airplane and the first military aviation casualty when Wilbur crashed his two-passenger plane during military tests at Fort Myer in Virginia.
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 Bell's Boys
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, had a passionate interest in aviation and had experimented with scientific kites since 1891.
Next came Army aviation expert Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, who was actually reassigned by the Army to the A.E.A. — proof that Bell had the Army's support.
In December of 1907 and January of 1908, Curtiss and Selfridge wrote to the Wright brothers, asking advice.
www.first-to-fly.com /History/Wright%20Story/bellsboys.htm   (617 words)

  
 Thirty Thousand Feet - Aviation Incidents and Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research AAIR is a source for U.S. military aircraft accident reports and individual aircraft record (history) cards.
Aviation Safety Data Exchange This site is sponsored by The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) with data assistance from the FAA to provide a source of safety information for general aviation, amateur built, and ultralight aircraft.
Aviation Safety Reporting System The ASRS is a cooperative program established by the FAA's Office of the Assistant Administrator for System Safety, and administered by NASA.
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 1908 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aviation - Rail transport - Radio - Science
May 10 - Mother's Day is observed for the first time (Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia).
The Irish Universities Act, 1908 is passed and creates the National University of Ireland at Dublin and the Queen's University of Belfast.
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 Aviation Milestones
This achievement was so impressive that a British pilot wrote "it is for the safety of the nation that Britain should become a nation of aviators.".
Charles Lindhberg is one of the most widely acclaimed aviation heroes of all times.
The Rebirth of European Aviation, 1902-1908: A Study of the Wright Brothers' Influence, London 1974.
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 Powell's Books - Wilbur Wright's Flights in France: Leon Bollee's Photographic Record, 1908-1909 (Aviation Week Books) ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1908, in response to French interest, and spurred by the progress of rival French aviators, Wilbur Wright journeyed to France to stage demonstration flights.
These are the days and months this book records — days and months of incredible achievement in early aviation, and new records for height, distance, control, and time in the air.
Now this unique piece of aviation history is finally available to aviation and history buffs and anyone else who appreciates vintage memorabilia.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=17-0071427392-0   (1347 words)

  
 1908   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The pier opened in 1889 and extensions were built in 1898, 1908 and 1929.
In 1959 a blaze destroyed the Pier Pavilion at the shore...
Szymon Wiesenthal was born Dec. 31, 1908, in the Galician town of Buczacz, part of what is now the western Ukraine.
www.wikiverse.org /1908   (1049 words)

  
 Lawrence J. Lesh
In 1907 and 1908 Lawrence and Jim made and flew gliders made of bamboo sticks, bed sheets, and baling wire on the sand dunes near Saugatuck, Michigan, where the winds off Lake Michnigan helped to lift the boys when they ran down the sand dunes.
A real pioneer in aviation and radio with many patents to his credit, he continues his research and does a bit of sign painting work at his simple Florida abode which he built himself on an acre of land.
The illustrated article points out that Lesh made his first flight in a glider in Chicago in 1906 at the age of 14, and by 1910 he was flying a powered plane that he built himself.
www.earlyaviators.com /elesh.htm   (360 words)

  
 The Pioneers : An Anthology : Henry, Maurice and Dick Farman
Farman-type planes derived from the Voisin machine of 1908, which depended on inherent stability for lateral control; the landing gear had wheels.
Henry Farman had won the most coveted prize in aviation, and for the moment - as far as the French were concerned - the Wright brothers were beaten.
In March 1908 he had the machine re-covered in rubberized fabric and re-engined with a 50hp Renault.
www.ctie.monash.edu.au /hargrave/farman.html   (2879 words)

  
 Wright and Curtiss
This view was also held in France until 1908 when Wilber and Orville Wright finally publicly demonstrated their flyers in France and the U.S. Before then, the Wrights had been secretive about their flyers and their feats and declined to enter the public arena or air shows.
The Jenny opened a new era in civilian aviation in the 1920s, as an affordable and reliable mail carrier, crop duster and barnstormer in aerial circuses.
This fed the public's new facination with aviation which culminated in Charles Linberg's solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1927.
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 1908 In Aviation Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 German Aircraft in World War I DBQ
I also request that the military aviation research unit be as well equipped as possible, so that it can test all aircraft improvements that appear to be militarily worthwhile.
Military aviation must presently rely upon a few factories whose capabilities are totally inadequate to meet the great demands of the near future.
With regard to aviation technology and research, more was achieved before the war for the war than has been achieved during the war for the war.
www.thecaveonline.com /APEH/dbqgermanaircraft.html   (1414 words)

  
 1908 in aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a list of aviation -related events from 1908 :
She is passenger on a flight made by Lèon at Turin.
Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge became the first person killed in powered airplane and the first military aviation when Wilbur crashed his two-passenger plane during tests at Fort Myer in Virginia.
www.freeglossary.com /1908_in_aviation   (404 words)

  
 Pentagram Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During 1908 and 1909, Orville would break many records and suffer many disappointments, leaving a deep impression on the post and surrounding community in the process (see sidebar on page 36).
Prior to 1908, the War Department was reluctant to adopt the airplane as a military asset, according to Kim Holien, Fort Myer Military Community historian.
In February of 1908, the brothers from Ohio signed a contract with the Army for the purchase of a flying machine that would meet certain requirements of endurance, speed and payload.
www.dcmilitary.com /army/pentagram/archives/mar26/pt_a32699.html   (1190 words)

  
 The First Overseas Aviation Companies
The American and European aviation industries began to develop within a few years of each other, but Europe took the first formal steps to establish dedicated aircraft companies in the early decades of the 20
During this time, there was a shift from aircraft designers, builders, and pilots all being the same people to having entrepreneurs who ran the business and built the planes and others who flew them.
August Euler, the first aviator to obtain a German pilot's license, founded the Euler works and began producing Voisin biplanes under license.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Aerospace/earlyoverseas/Aero45.htm   (1453 words)

  
 Aviation Timeline
Bell reacted to eyewitness accounts of the 3/20/05 flight with, "All subsequent attempts in aviation must begin with the Montgomery machine." It is also relevant to note that Montgomery's tandem wing demonstrated its controlled and balanced flights in a lesser scale at the Leonard Ranch 1896-1903.
On Apr 1, 1911, the Aeronautic Detachment of the CNG received $1,000 from Ely as a donation to a fund of $10,000 that was being raised to conduct experiments in Army aviation, and he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the CNG on July 27, 1911.
Aviation (10/26/29) reported TAT plans to show movies on their major routes, with titles changed twice weekly.
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 annual aviation accident statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 2003 general aviation accident statistics show general aviation is still one of the safest forms of transportation.
Analysis of changes in the pilot population and general aviation...
Aviation Accident Statistics is a summary of annual aviation accident,...
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 DefenseLINK News: Vets Purchased Freedom for America, Myers Says
Myers traced the history of military aviation starting in 1908 with Army 1st Lt. Thomas Selfridge becoming the first military pilot.
This is the progress military aviation has made, the general said.
He pointed to the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter on display in the museum and told the veterans that the JSF is an example of the type of craft the next generation will fly.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Dec2003/n12092003_200312094.html   (869 words)

  
 Glenn Hammond Curtiss and California Aviation
He systematically earned himself the titles of the "Father of the American Aviation Industry" and the "Father of Naval Aviation": much of this was developed in California.
In 1908, Wilber and Orville Wright finally publicly demonstrated their flyers in France and the U.S. Before then, the Wrights had been secretive about their flyers and their feats and declined to enter the public arena or air shows.
On May 8, 1911, the Navy purchased 2 Curtiss airplanes and only one Wright Flyer and the Navy Aviation School, the first in the country, was well on its way on North Island San Diego: the birth of U.S. Naval Aviation; all due to Glenn Curtiss.
www.militarymuseum.org /Curtiss.html   (1643 words)

  
 aviation accident Resources
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 A Three-Volume Aviation Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An item of interest to most civilian and military aviators is that 12,926 DC-3/C-47 aircraft were constructed from 1935 and that approximately 800 are still in commercial service as of 1974.
To provide ease in locating aviation facts, the text is divided into nine major sections Section 1, "Pioneers of the Air," is a capsule history of aviation from ancient Egypt to 1913.
The remaining two appendices are devoted to the development of four remarkable aircraft: the Boeing 747, Harrier, Concorde, and Tu-144; and a list of aviation's worst disasters from the loss of 62 personnel when the airship R-38 was destroyed in 1921 to the crash of a Vanguard in 1973 with 105 fatalities.
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 Definition of colombian naval aviation
formations and units of the [[torpedo]] and bomb aviation.
Seventeen naval aviation units were honored with the [[title]] of the [[So...
The Aviation Supply Corps Badge is one of three supply badges...
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 Paul W. Beck
On 04 February 1907 Assigned to Signal Corps as a 1st Lt. On 07 January 1911 was selected to attend the first aviation school in San Diego, California, taught by pioneer aviator Glenn Curtiss.
Upon meeting the Qualifications, a 'certificate' was awarded to those aviators, stating they were "rated" as Military Aviator, however this certificate was not authorized until 1913.
The aviation journals and newspapers that covered the 1911 made no mention of any such collaboration, reporting only that Crissy had dropped "live bombs of his own design," and Paul Beck made the first airborne radio transmission.
www.earlyaviators.com /ebeck.htm   (2175 words)

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