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  Encyclopedia: 1909 in aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1909:
The International Exhibition of Aviation opens in Frankfurt-am-Main (ILA - regularly in Berlin in our times).
November 16, foundation of the first air transport company in the world, DELAG (German Aviation Company).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1909-in-aviation   (299 words)

 Aviation's Belle Epoque
Robert Esnault-Pelterie, the organizer of the 1909 exhibit, was the son of a wealthy textile manufacturer and held a degree in physics.
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)

 Hubert Latham
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)

 Jeremy Rowe Vintage Photography
An intriguing sidebar in the story of early aviation in Arizona is a late entry in the crafts exhibit at the Fair in November 1909.
An "aviation center" was established to assist visitors with room and local travel reservations for their stay in Phoenix for the meet.
Louis Paulman, the famous French aviator was unable to attend after he was slightly injured and his plane hit a fence during takeoff and was demolished in the crash in Denver.
www.vintagephoto.com /reference/aviation/1910aviationarticle.html   (2729 words)

 1910 in aviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
first international aviation meeting is held at Reims in France.
August 27 Frederick Baldwin and John McCurdy, using a Curtiss biplane, are the first pilots to send radio messages to the ground.
December 23 - Lt Theodore Ellyson of the United States Navy is assigned to flight training with the Curtiss company, making him the first naval aviator.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1910_in_aviation   (376 words)

 Civil Aviation
Static displays range from the golden age of aviation to the jet age, and many of their aircraft are maintained in flyable condition.
The Iowa Aviation Museum, located in Greenfield, Iowa, celebrates Iowa's remarkable aviation heritage...from the state's first recorded flight in 1910 to native sons and daughters exploring the universe.
The mission of the National Soaring Museum, located in Elmira, New York, is to preserve and present the heritage of motorless flight, and to promote, through education, a greater knowledge of gliding, soaring, related aeronautics, and the physical sciences among the public in general.
www.pafw.com /civil1.htm   (680 words)

 Social History :Social History of Aviation and Spaceflight - An Overview
Aviation soon became part of the mindset of the world; people became what Joseph Corn has called "airminded," and the fervor with which many embraced aviation approached a religious zeal.
Books for young people also focused on aviation, with "a is for airplane" frequently replacing "a is for apple." Children's books as early as the 1920s featured famous aviators, war heroes during times of conflict, and later astronauts.
Aviation artists, many of them also pilots, have created paintings of planes in flight that hang in galleries, illustrate books, and decorate the walls of museums as murals.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Social/SH-OV1.htm   (4174 words)

 General Aviation
General aviation is not military aviation and it is not scheduled commercial aviation.
General aviation received a tremendous boost in the late 1920s with the trans-Atlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh.
Given the large number of individuals trained as pilots during the war, general aviation manufacturers hoped that the time when private aircraft would come into widespread use was finally at hand.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/GENERAL_AVIATION/GA_OV.htm   (2673 words)

 Louis Bleriot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On 25 July 1909, the pioneer aeronaut Louis Bleriot made history by becoming the first pilot to cross the English Channel in a rickety monoplane.
The year 1909 saw the realisation that the British Navy's world-wide supremacy was directly under threat, and for the first time in its history the island was vulnerable to invasion from the air.
In the spring of 1909 Germany's prototype airships were incapable of night reconnaissance operations over the British Coast.
www.bleriot.org /docs/ChannelCrossing.htm   (1557 words)

 College Park Aviation Museum: History: Early Aviation History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although College Park Airport's origins are firmly tied to early military aviation, it was the field's association with numerous creative and often renowned civilian aviators and inventors that ensured its continued operation.
When the Army returned to the airfield in 1911 to establish the first Army Aviation School, Smith was requested to move his hangar to be in line with the new Army hangars that were parallel to the railroad tracks.
Aviation was in its hey-day when "Brinck" took over, and, as a result of his air shows, air circuses, and air races, College Park Airport was often in the news.
www.pgparks.com /places/historic/cpam/3early.html   (578 words)

 Those Magnificent Men | The Rheims Aviation Meeting 1909   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Public interest in aviation was at fever pitch during the summer of 1909 and so the meeting was eagerly anticipated.
In 1909 most pilots favoured flying in a dead calm if at all possible, and so in recognition of this the organising committee arranged a system of coloured flags to indicate to the public whether they were likely to see flying on any given day.
At the celebratory banquet for aviators and press on the Monday (Blériot attended with his right arm in a sling), the results were confirmed as follows.
www.thosemagnificentmen.co.uk /rheims   (4639 words)

 Section IV: Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Historic Aviation Properties, National Register of Historic ...
Individuals significant in the history of aviation may be pilots, technical representatives, engineers, industrialists, airline executives, military officers or the rank and file, airport managers, or government officials.
An aviation property is significant under Criterion D if that property has yielded or is likely to yield information important to history, such as the physical characteristics of an aircraft that provide information about the craft’s construction, use, or operation.
Aviation wrecks and ruins of aviation facilities might qualify for listing in the National Register under Criterion D. Also, a rare aircraft for which inadequate or no documentation has survived might also be considered.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/publications/bulletins/aviation/nrb_aviation_IV.htm   (8757 words)

 Aviation Hall of Fame - January 1997 Air Force Magazine - Vol. 80 No. 1
Served military aviation as a pilot and administrator and as a US Senator supporting national defense, space developments, and commercial and private aviation.
Richardson, Holden C. Was naval aviator who conceived, developed, and demonstrated water- and ship-based aircraft and such devices as the turntable catapult for capital ships.
Participated in early commercial aviation and air races leading to important technical advancement in design and performance of high-speed aircraft and engines.
www.afa.org /magazine/hall_of_fame   (3872 words)

 The Wright Brothers 1909 to 1910 - US Air Force Museum Pre-WWI History Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On June 20, 1909 the Wrights returned to Washington with a new and somewhat improved airplane, the 1909 Flyer.
The 1909 Wright Flyer was formally accepted on August 2 and was designated as Signal Corps Airplane No. 1, thereby becoming the world's first military airplane.
Following the acceptance of the 1909 Flyer, aviation activities were moved to College Park, Maryland, where a larger flying field was available, and on October 8, Wilbur Wright began giving flying lessons to Lts.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/history/preww1/pw13.htm   (396 words)

 1909 in aviation -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a list of (The aggregation of a country's military aircraft) aviation-related events from 1909:
The International Exhibition of Aviation opens in (Click link for more info and facts about Frankfurt-am-Main) Frankfurt-am-Main (ILA - regularly in Berlin in our times).
First International Air Races held in (A city in northeastern France east of Paris; scene of the coronation of most French kings; site of the unconditional German surrender in 1945 at the end of World War II) Reims.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/1/19/1909_in_aviation.htm   (445 words)

 Powell's Books - Wilbur Wright's Flights in France: Leon Bollee's Photographic Record, 1908-1909 (Aviation Week Books) ...
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)

 Flying Machines 1909: Exhibit
According to contemporary English sources, a pilot named Kluijtmans entered the biplane category at the 1909 Rheims aviation meet, at which no more than a third of the aircraft actually succeeded in flying.
Another exhibition pilot, Louis Paulhan flew Farman aircraft at Issy in 1909 and at the first American aviation meeting held at Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles, January, 1910.
Sometimes known as the Baroness de Laroche, Elise was a daring balloonist who became the first woman pilot to hold a pilot's license in 1909 at Chalons, France.
www.libraries.wright.edu /exhibits/postcards/exhibit3.html   (411 words)

 U.S. Army Aviation Museum | preserving the Past... for the Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Army Aviation began in 1909 with the Army's acquisition of its first heavier-than-air "flying machine", an airplane built to Army specifications by the Wright brothers.
Since they envisioned aviation as a separate striking force, capable of independent operations, they opposed its remaining an arm of the ground forces.
Following a final series of experiments with organic Army spotter aircraft conducted in 1942, the secretary of War ordered the establishment of organic air observation for field artillery- -hence the birth of modern Army Aviation--on 6 June 1942.
www.armyavnmuseum.org /history/past.html   (616 words)

 Jan Olieslagers
However, it seems to be a collection of pages from an album filled with pictures of early Belgian aviators and aeroplanes.
I found one, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, which is most helpful for understanding the role of Belgians in the development of aviation.
It also has information on the development of aviation in 19 other countries including Argentina, Austria, Canada, China and France.
www.earlyaviators.com /eoliesla.htm   (364 words)

 V.Rare Giant Postcard - "1909 Blackpool Aviation Week" (Chris Balm Early Aviation & Motoring Items)
This postcard is printed on white card and bears the images of most of the aircraft and pilots who participated in the event.
This card has been sent through the post to a recipient in London (it still bears the original stamp and was franked by the Blackpool post office at 5.15pm 19th Oct. 1909).
This aviation meeting was held at Blackpool (Lancashire, North-West England) between the 18th and 23rd October 1909.
www.cjbalm.com /auto-aero/aitem63.htm   (324 words)

 Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company Founder And Aviation Pioneer
It was Henry Ford who pioneered the successful adaptation of the basic concept of the airplane and brought aviation and its advantages within the reach of the average citizen.
Henry Ford's first involvement in aviation came in 1909, just six years after the Wright brothers' first powered flight, when he helped his son Edsel and friends build a primitive monoplane powered by a Ford Model T engine.
Adapted from the National Aviation Hall of Fame, in which Henry Ford was enshrined in 1984 for his contributions to the development of the aviation industry.
www.countdowntokittyhawk.com /sponsors/ford/henryford.html   (890 words)

 Crissy Airfield - Presidio of San Francisco
Major Dana H. Crissy, a brave young aviator who died in 1919 while stretching the limits of airpower, Crissy Field played an important role in the pioneering years of military and commercial aviation as one of the earliest army air bases on the West Coast.
Flying records were set here, aviators who became famous for their contributions were stationed here, and history-making long-distance flights started and ended here.
It was, however, a series of record-breaking long-distance flights during the Roaring Twenties that put Crissy Field securely in the record books of aviation history and contributed to the growth of the modern aviation industry.
www.nps.gov /prsf/history/crissy/crissyaf.htm   (1014 words)

 Netscape Search Category - Military
Aviaworld Aviation site with articles and photographs of all kinds of military aircraft from various air forces around the world.
Matt's Aviation The Aviation Database with aeronautics information, military aviation pictures and trivia, an aviation glossary, chat, aircraft specs and more.
Russian Aviation Page Deals with topics from the past, present and future of the aircraft, aerospace industry and Air Force of Russia.
search-intl.netscape.com /Recreation/Aviation/Military?style=subcat_ca   (1434 words)

 Bluejacket Books - Used, Rare and Out-of-Print, - Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Historic photographs and text to celebrate the history of early maritime aviation.
Author is naval aviator with degree in photo journalism.
Life and exploits of early aviator Tony Jannus, colleague of Curtiss and Benoist, who pioneered military and commercial aviation but died early delivering aircraft to Russia (1916).
www.bluejacket.com /books/books_used_aviation.html   (1381 words)

 1912 in aviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1912:
January 10 - Lt Cdr flies a from the deck of battleship HMS Africa, becoming the first British naval aviator.
February 22 - becomes the first pilot to exceed 100 miles per hour (161 km/h).
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/1912_in_aviation   (522 words)

 WHAT IF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS HAD PRANGED ON DECEMBER 14, 1903?: Aviation History: Wings Over Kansas
It is fitting that the Wrights have at last received the recognition that they truly deserve in the many celebrations around the world on the 100th anniversary of their first flight.
While their ongoing patent fights had stunted aviation's growth in the United States, their stunning successes in 1908 and 1909 spurred aviation progress in Europe, so that by World War I, all of the great nations had air forces of one type or another.
Huge industries were established specifically for manufacturing aviation products, and aircraft were given an accelerated development, setting the stage for the glorious period of flight from 1919 to 1939.
www.wingsoverkansas.com /history/article.asp?id=269   (1613 words)

 100 Years Aloft: California Takes Wing. A California State History Museum online exhibit.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
California's legacy as a leader in aviation began in 1909, when Glen Martin flew the first airplane in California, and the third in the United States.
The state nurtured aviation in its infancy by hosting the first aviation meet in America near Los Angeles in 1910.
Indeed, the synergy of resources found in the state guarantees that it will be blazing the trail for the next generation of air and space craft.
www.ss.ca.gov /museum/panel1.htm   (319 words)

 Curtiss-Wright Corporation - Glen Curtiss 1909   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These were the first powered airplane flights in Canada; McCurdy became a national hero, and aviation took that country by storm.
His growing indifference to the organization influenced Bell in dissolving the AEA in March, 1909.
Curtiss had allowed himself to be hoodwinked by the old aviation entrepreneur and faker, Augustus Herring, a Stevens Institute dropout.
www.curtisswright.com /history/1909.asp   (1486 words)

 HUGO SUNDSTEDT PAPERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Swedish-born Hugo Sundstedt began his career in aviation in 1909 at age 23.
He immigrated to the United States in 1916 and contributed to the advance of the aviation industry with his designs for hydroplanes, pontoons, transport planes and wing construction.
Captain Sundstedt was born in 1886 in Sweden and began studying aviation at a young age.
specialcollections.wichita.edu /collections/ms/95-30/95-30-A.HTML   (312 words)

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