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In the News (Mon 25 Mar 19)

1912 is a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar)
November 5 - U.S. presidential election, 1912: Democraticic challenger Woodrow Wilson wins a landslide victory over Republican incumbent William Howard Taft.
Taft's base was undercut by Progressive Party candidate (and former Republican) Theodore Roosevelt, who finished second, ahead of Taft.
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 Encyclopedia: 1912   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In calendars based on the Christian Era or Common Era, such as the Gregorian calendar, the 21st century is the current century, as of this writing.
See also: 1911 in film 1912 1913 in film years in film film Events Mack Sennett, who had previously worked as an actor and comedy director with D. Griffith, formed a new company, Keystone Studios, that played an important role in developing slapstick comedy.
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1912: Events First all-metal aircraft flies, the Tubavion monoplane built by Ponche and Maurice Primard in France.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1912   (8972 words)

 Serbian Aviation 1912-1918   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Serbian Military Aviation was created when the aviation as vital part of the ground units was the question of the prestige under the military commands of the world.
On the 24th December 1912 the head of the military Ministry Radomir Putnik signed the papers about forming the Aviation Command situated in Nis which included : the Aircraft squad which counted 11 military aircraft, the Balloon squad, the Pigeon post and the Base.
On the Thessaloniki's front Serbian Aviation did 3000 combat flights, participated at all main operations and receipted the end of the WWI in the associated unit which counted 60 modern a/c.
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The director of the new division served as an adviser to the Commandant on all aviation matters, and as a liaison officer between the Marine Corps and the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics.
The innovation of the helicopter revitalized and reshaped the role of Marine aviation in amphibious warfare in the Nuclear Age.
Aviation units, as part of our Fleet Marine Force, remain in close proximity to amphibious shipping, and stand as a constant reminder that Marines are ready and able to counter aggression in any quarter of the globe, ever assisting our Navy in extending the long arm of seapower ashore.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/usmchist/aviation.txt   (3403 words)

 Redefining Aviation Support Concepts
In order to meet aviation support requirements, the concept for aviation support in WWII made use of supply echelons, a flexible organization, and the ability to be mobile and task organize as required.
As the face of aviation changed during the 1950's, 60's, and into the 80's, the planners for aviation support had to constantly reevaluate and refine the concept for aviation support.
Just as the planners of aviation prior to WWII had the foresight to envision the type of support required for that campaign, aviation support planners today must have the foresight to envision the type of support required for future campaigns.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1990/NPL.htm   (3260 words)

IGOR I. Igor I. Sikorsky, the legendary aviation pioneer, will long be remembered as the man who gave the world its first practical helicopter.
Sikorsky developed an early interest in aviation, thanks largely to the influence of his mother, who was a doctor, and his father, a psychology professor.
Having learned all he could of aviation as it was then known in Europe, he bought a 25 h.p.
www.sikorskyarchives.com /siksky2.html   (1323 words)

 Harriet Quimby Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She became interested in aviation in 1910, when she attended the Belmont Park International Aviation Tournament on Long Island, New York and met Matilde Moisant and her brother John, a well-known American aviator and operator of the flight school.
On April 16, 1912, Quimby took off from Dover, England, en route to Calais, France and made the flight in 59 minutes, landing about 25 miles (40 km) from Calais on a beach in Hardelot-Plage, Pas-de-Calais.
Flying in the Third Annual Boston Aviation Meet at Squantum, Massachusetts, with William Willard, the event's organizer aboard, her brand-new, two-seat, Bleriot monoplane unexpectedly pitched forward for reasons that are still unknown.
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/Harriet_Quimby   (882 words)

 College Park Aviation Museum: History: Army Signal Corps Aviation School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During 1912, the aviation school continued to produce numerous "firsts" for American aviation and thrilled local residents and the press alike.
The aviation school at College Park was witness to two fatal aeroplane crashes, that of Lt. Leighton Hazelhurst and Mr.
In November 1912, as in the previous year, the aviators of the College Park school moved to a warmer winter home to continue their flying.
www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com /3army.html   (869 words)

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Aviators of 1911 were a hardy lot, eagerly taking to the air to savor the new realm of man amongst the clouds.
Matilde's adventures in aviation are covered, but so are the aerial exhibitions, ambitions and airplanes attributed to her brother and pilot John, her non-flying entrepreneur brother Alfred, and exhibition pilots Harriet Quimby, Roland Garros, Andre Houpert and many others.
The Moisant School of Aviation was established by Alfred Moisant in late May, 1911 at the aviation history-rich Hempstead Plains area on the east side of the road from the Mineola fairgrounds on Long Island at Garden City.
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 Inventor of the Week: Archive
Aviation pioneer Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky was born May 25, 1889 in Kiev, Russia.
His sixth, the S-6-A, won him the highest award at the 1912 Moscow Aviation Exhibition, and first prize in a military competition in Petrograd.
He was said to be a kind and spiritual man who was interested in philosophy and the effect of science on humanity.
web.mit.edu /invent/iow/sikorsky.html   (763 words)

 1914 in aviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
February 8-10 - Berliner, Haase and Nikolai fly 3053 km in their free balloon from Bitterfeld to Perm.
April 16 - The Canadian Aviation Corps is formed.
July 28 - outbreak of World War I Aviation changes war in a twofold way.
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 Katherine & Marjorie Stinson, Pioneer Aviatrices
Stinson received her license on July 24, 1912, and one year later she began her exhibition career in Cincinnati, Ohio, flying a Wright B. The postcard at right (courtesy Gord Mallett in Alberta) was taken at Calgary Alberta on 9 July 1918 just prior to her air mail flight to Edmonton.
Stinson was licensed as a pilot in 1912 when aviation was in its infancy, planes were quite primitive, and women were grounded as homemakers.
Trading aviation for training in architecture, she designed apartments in Santa Fe that were influenced by the architecture of the Pueblo Indians and Spanish missions.
www.ctie.monash.edu.au /hargrave/stinson_bio.html   (4260 words)

 Seeds of Separation the General Staff Corps and Military Aviation Before World War I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During the preparedness movement of 1916, National Guard aviation was the focal point of cooperation between national defense advocates, the aeronaut constituency, and Army aviation officers; in this it paralleled a similar emphasis in favor of aviation in the naval militia of the various states.
Although Army aviators were not inclined to accept their superiors’ narrow approach to military aeronautics, they nevertheless made excellent progress in demonstrating the value of their new machine for reconnaissance.
The achievements of Army aviation in regard to offensive air power were, as frequently as not, tested at public flying exhibitions or at contests arranged by the various aero clubs or other aeronautical organizations.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/aureview/1982/nov-dec/johnson.html   (7648 words)

 World Aviation in 1912 - Part 1
The German Aviation Experimental Establishment (DVL) is established at Berlin-Adlershof.
Pioneer aviator Wilbur Wright dies from typhoid fever.
Pioneer Anglo-French aviator, Hubert Latham, is killed by a buffalo while on safari in Central Africa.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /milestones-of-flight/world/1912.html   (432 words)

 History of Eagle Farm Airport
Aviation in the Eagle Farm area dates back to 1912.
An Aviation Court was held at the Brisbane Annual Exhibition (The Ekka) to publicise the resurgence of the defunct Queensland Aero Club.
On 16 August 1912, Wizard Stone took off in an aircraft powered by a Gnome rotary engine from Eagle Farm racecourse and circled the track a number of times.
home.st.net.au /~pdunn/efhist.htm   (397 words)

 1912 in aviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
First all-metal aircraft flies, the monoplane built by and in France.
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)

 Harriet Quimby - The Cradle of Aviation Museum
On April 16, 1912, as news of the Titanic spread across the Headlines, Harriet Quimby crossed the English Channel from Dover in England, to Calais in France.
An aviation career became her passion --but it was short lived.
Aviation planes and flying were in the very early stages in 1912.
www.cradleofaviation.org /history/people/quimby2.html   (947 words)

 Southwest Florida Aviation History - by Southwest Florida Online
Glenn Curtiss, early aviation pioneer, in 1912 founded the first Florida flight school on Miami Beach, and founded during the 1920's the cities of Hialeah, Miami Springs, Opa-Locka in South Florida and Brighton on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee.
Army airfields were named after military aviation heroes of the day, and Carlstrom Field was named after First Lieutenant Victor Carlstrom who had made many altitude and distance records and died in a training flight.
In Avon Park, the Lodwich Aviation Military Academy used a winter resort hotel housing 200 cadets on the banks of Lake Lillian for cadet training beginning in October of 1941.
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 Aviation History Facts: October
The Military Aviation Service is founded in Germany.
Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont makes the 1st sustained airplane flight in Europe in his own airplane, the N° 14 bis.
Aviators in Melbourne form an Australian Aero Club.
www.centennialofflight.gov /user/fact_oct.htm   (1005 words)

 Aviation Overview
Information about aviation federal grants and Transportation Trust Fund obligated funds for aviation is found in the NJ Transportation Fact Book published regularly by the Department.
The Department keeps pilots and the public informed of aviation news and events, about individual airports and its employees answer questions daily about licensing and registration of public use airports and heliports.
Although the history of aviation in New Jersey follows the national story, the Division of Aeronautics joined NJDOT only in 1966 when the Highway Department officially became the Department of Transportation.
www.state.nj.us /transportation/commuter/aviation   (296 words)

 Thirty Thousand Feet - Women in Aviation
Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance AWAM is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of championing women's professional growth and enrichment in the aviation maintenance fields by providing opportunities for sharing information and networking, education, fostering a sense of community and increasing public awareness of women in the industry.
International Aviation Womens Association The IAWA brings together women of achievement in the aviation industry and promotes their advancement through the establishment of a worldwide network of aviation professional contacts.
She Flies Sportswear Clothing and items of aviation interest with the intent to further public knowledge of the important contributions women have made to aviation history.
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 USMC Avn History
Marine Corps Aviation came into being on May 21, 1912, when USMC Lt Alfred A Cunningham was ordered to flying duty, receiving Naval Aviator's Certificate number 5.
Expansion of Marine Aviation from 1912 to the entrance of the United States into World War I was rather slow as the strength of the entire force on April 6, 1917, was 5 officers and 30 enlisted men—all were on duty at NAS Pensacola, Florida.
Although Marine aviators are given the same basic training as that received by their Navy contemporaries, their tactical training within the squadrons is of three distinct and quite divergent phases.
www.aerofiles.com /usmcaf-history.html   (1398 words)

 Preserving the Cradle of Aviation (College Park Airport)
On its floor and suspended from its steel-ribbed ceiling are aviation artifacts and displays that record the events of the three innovative decades that followed the airport's birth in 1909.
Smith was later joined by the National Aviation Company, which, in addition to being the sole agent for Curtiss Aeroplanes in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area, provided instruction in--and repaired--Wright, Curtiss, and Bleriot airplanes.
Because CGS is the only general aviation airport inside the interstate highway (I-495) that encircles Washington, D.C., and its environs, some businesspersons commute to CGS.
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 Aviators and Explorers - LIVE AND INTERNET AUCTION PART I (6/25/02)
CHARLES A. American aviator who, in his "Spirit of St. Louis", was the first to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.
Would you do me the kindness to send the Mayor this information...I'm sorry to trouble you but I've no other means of complying with his request...
Shackleton's sledge expedition went within 97 miles of the South Pole, and during this expedition, the Victoria Land Plateau was claimed for Britain.
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 Harold Geiger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Army aviation unit was scattered between College Park, Maryland, and Augusta, Georgia.
Lt. Walter R. Taliaferro, Junior Military Aviator, was his best man and met his future wife, Liecester Sehon (yes, Liecester, her father's middle name), a bridesmaid at their wedding.
LT Harold Geiger, who commanded the aviation assets, arrived in Oahu with 'two Curtiss float planes, a Curtiss Aeroplane Company mechanic, 12 enlisted men, canvas hangars and other support equipment,' as William Dorrance wrote in Fort Kamehameha: the Story of the Harbor Defenses of Pearl Harbor.
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 Ivan Sikorsky
While there, he became acquainted with some of the men who would become well known in the field of aviation.
His S-6-A received the highest award at the 1912 Moscow Aviation Exhibition, and later that year, won first prize in the military competition at Petrograd.
But the war ended and Sikorsky, after searching in vain for a position in French aviation, immigrated to the United States in 1919.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Dictionary/sikorsky/DI43.htm   (493 words)

 Marine Air-Ground Task Force Aviation: The Use Of Integrated and Combined Combat
aviation, past and present, and its applicability to maneuver warfare.
Marine Aviation, and is written in a style and format similar to that of FMFM 1.
Aviation is a powerful combat force in modem warfare.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1995/rrm.htm   (1899 words)

 Marine Corps Aces
Marine Corps aviation began in May 1912, barely a year after the birth of naval aviation.
Marine pilots and flight crews flew along with Navy aviators in World War I, engaging German fighters in several running battles.
Several of these Marine fighter pilots became aces, and nine Marine aviators received the Medal of Honor for their service or for specific missions during the Solomons campaign.
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 1912 in aviation -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a list of (The aggregation of a country's military aircraft) aviation-related events from 1912:
First all-metal aircraft flies, the Tubavion monoplane built by Ponche and Maurice Primard in (A republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe) France.
The first Bulgarian air force is formed, using Blériot, Albatros, Farman, Nieuport, Voisin, Somer, Skiorski and Bristol aircrafts (23 sumary) to fight in the (Click link for more info and facts about Balkan War) Balkan War.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/1/19/1912_in_aviation.htm   (730 words)

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