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  Aviators - the Coast Guard Auxiliary Needs You!
Aviators and Sailors share the desire to be out or in the great blue, whether it's the great blue sea or the great blue sky.
Back in 1915, the Coast Guard used a Curtis flying boat as the test bed of whether aviation was practical for search and rescue.
As aviation as both a sport and an industry grew, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary privately, on their own, began to learn how to fly.
www.auxguidanceskills.info /press/Aviators.html   (1127 words)

 Army Aviation; the Army's air force
Campbell went on to suggest that military aviation should be developed in Australia and soon after he wrote to the Minister of Defence submitting a plan for a school of aviation and an aviation corps.
In January 1989 command of 5 Aviation Regiment was transferred to Army and A and B Squadrons were raised with Black Hawk helicopters for troop lift and Bell UH 1H Iroquois helicopters as gunships.
Headquarters 16 Brigade [Aviation] provides a deployable aviation component headquarters element and is responsible to the Chief of Army for the technical control of Army Aviation and to the Land Commander for the command of Land Command Aviation.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-army-today/rar-sasr/army-aviation.htm   (5111 words)

 Chapter 1, NACA Origins (1915-1930)
During 1915, the NACA's first year, Albert Einstein postulated his general theory of relativity and Margaret Sanger was jailed as the author of Family Limitation, the first popular book on birth control.
For fiscal 1915, the fledgling organization received a budget of $5000, an annual appropriation that remained constant for the next five years.
Collectively, the progress of civilian aviation, military aviation, and aeronautical research set the stage for the aeronautical revolution that began in the 1930s.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/SP-4406/chap1.html   (5160 words)

 1915   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Between June of 1951, and his death on July 1,1965, Robert Ruark spent some time each year in Africa, both hunting and reporting on the changing scene on a continent he fell in love with at first sight, and this book covers those years using magazine arti...
Containing over 900 different AFV's from 1915 to current vehicles, they are smartly seperated by country of origin.
Between 1894 and 1915, almost a million Armenians were killed in a series of massacres by the Turks.
www.freeglossary.com /1915   (1197 words)

 CG Aviation History
It could be said the Coast Guard's introduction to aviation took place in 1903 when the surfmen from the Kill Devil Hill Life Boat Station of the US Life saving Service provided the Wright Brothers with additional man power during the pre-launch activities of that epic flight.
In 1928 an aviation section was established at Coast Guard Headquarters under the command of CDR Norman Hall.
Lieutenant Elmer F. Stone was transferred from the aviation detail aboard the USS HUNTINGTON to the Bureau of Construction and Repair where he became the chief test pilot for seaplanes in the aviation division.
uscgaviationhistory.aoptero.org /history01.html   (19666 words)

 Victor Carlstrom, 1890-1917
At the outbreak of WW I, Victor was one of the foremost aviators of his time, receiving a First Lieutenant commission signed by President Woodrow Wilson.
They were also the first two aviators to take planes for a flight from Curtiss field on the afternoon of December 29, 1915.
Because of a heavy fog it was necessary for the aviator to steer by compass.
www.earlyaviators.com /ecarlstr.htm   (1500 words)

 Early Military Aviation History in Texas
The immediate result of this crash was that the base commander, General William Carter, forbade all flying at Fort Sam Houston and banished the aviation section from its grounds.
In 1915, a detachment from the Squadron began operating out of Brownsville and Mission, Texas, and in November 1915 the 1st Aero Squadron moved en masse to the former Remount Depot at Ft. Sam Houston.
It was originally designated as Camp Kelly, in memory of the first Army aviator to die in the crash of a military airplane.
www.vintageaviation.org /history/texAv.html   (2119 words)

 Aviation Pioneers Links
Between 1905 and 1915, the Pioneer Era of Aviation in the United States, hundreds of women and men learned to fly, in airships, gliders and aeroplanes.
One of the very best aviators among these pioneers of the air was Lincoln Beachey, who flew balloons, one-person dirigible airships, biplanes and monoplanes during his ten-year aerial career.
Pioneer Aviators of the World is a biographical dictionary of first fliers that will be published in book form in 2003.
calderara.com /aviation   (2277 words)

 Section 3 - Centennial Partners, Media Patrons, Memoranda of Agreement and Official Licensees
Founded in 1989, Inventing Flight: Dayton 2003 is the state of Ohio commission charged with promoting aviation, the Wright brothers, and the role of Ohio in the birth and future of flight.
The FAA is the sector of the U.S. government primarily responsible for the safety of civil aviation.
The Aviation Foundation of America, Inc., in celebration of the Centennial of Flight, is sponsoring the re-creation of the National Air Tours (originally held annually from 1925 through 1931) in 2003.
www.centennialofflight.gov /about/2002NtlPlan/sec3.htm   (3817 words)

 The United States Air Force
In December 1915 the Aviation Section consisted of 44 officers, 224 enlisted men and 23 airplanes--still a tiny force when compared to the fledgling air forces of the European powers.
By this time the Aviation Section consisted of the Aeronautical Division, the Signal Corps Aviation School at San Diego, the 1st Aero Squadron (then on duty with the expeditionary force in Mexico), and the 1st Company, 2d Aero Squadron, on duty in the Philippines.
In October 1916, Aviation Section plans called for two dozen squadrons--seven for the Regular Army, 12 for the National Guard divisions, and five for coastal defense -- plus balloon units for the field and coast artillery.
mysite.verizon.net /res7q7od/id3.html   (2565 words)

 Robert P. Hudgens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Born in 1915 in Luverne, Alabama, Hudgens’ love of flying began at age 15, shortly after hiss family moved to Birmingham.
Montgomery Aviation sold aviation fuel, provided aircraft maintenance, flew charters, conducted flight training, sold aircraft and, in 1947, was one of the first firms in the nation to rent cars at an airport.
In 1986, Hudgens was inducted into the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame and honored with a portrait-plaque cast in aluminum that hangs in the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham—not far from where his love affair with flight began.
www.au.af.mil /au/goe/eaglebios/00bios/hudgens00.htm   (530 words)

 Lawrence Hargrave, Australian aviation pioneer, 1850-1915
In the 1890s a small number of inventive technologists were working to translate infant aviation theory into airplanes.
The French (who thought that France was the cradle of aviation) freely acknowledged Hargrave's influence: Alberto Santos-Dumont was the first European to fly a heavier-than-air machine constructed of Hargrave box kites in 1906.
While the Wright brothers denied that they owed anything to Hargrave, his discovery of the cellular kite and his investigations into the superiority of curved wing surfaces played an important part in European experimental work which culminated in the first public flight by Santos-Dumont in France in 1906.
www.ctie.monash.edu /hargrave/hargrave_bio.html   (876 words)

 The Sopwith Aviation Company
Of the many famous aircraft manufacturers in the period 1914-1918, one of the most recognizable names would have to be that bearing Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith's name.
The Sopwith Aviation Company Ltd of Kingston-on-Thames was formed in 1912 and produced many outstanding designs prior to its demise in 1920, some of which are illustrated here.
On 12 August 1915, Levy was shot down by AA after attacking Zeebrugge harbor and taken POW.
www.cbrnp.com /profiles/quarter1/sopwith-aviation.htm   (1190 words)

 Aviation Schools for Aviation Pilot Training
Aviation schools for commercial airline pilots are not all the same.
At our state of the art aviation schools, students are trained with the latest software and devices available.
Regional Airline Academy aviation schools have the ability to customize pilot training programs that fits the needs of each individual student on a one-on-one basis.
www.raaflightschools.com /aviation-schools.asp   (249 words)

 Aviation Training and Aviation Schools
Regional Airline Academy is the premier airline school for aviation training in the United States.
Aviation training for commercial airline pilots are not all the same.
Private and commercial aviation flight training classes on how to become a pilot are central to aviation training.
www.raaflightschools.com /aviation-training.asp   (274 words)

 Aeronautics and Astronautics Chronology, 1915-19
During 1915: Elmer A. Sperry developed and demonstrated his drift indicator for which he received the Robert J. Collier Trophy for 1916.
The Aviation Section of the Signal Corps consisted of 35 pilots, 1,987 enlisted men, and 55 training airplanes.
Naval aviation consisted of 6,716 officers and 30,693 men, with 282 officers and 2,189 men in Marine Corps units with a total of 2,107 airplaines, of which 1,172 were flying boats.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/Timeline/1915-19.html   (4064 words)

 history of aviation
Take a virtual tour of the Garber restoration facility, where historic aircraft are refurbished before being put on display in museums.
It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight.
__ "Since the Wright Brothers took flight in 1903, women have made a significant contribution to aviation." This site provides just a small sampling of the contributions women have made to the field of aviation in a series of click-to-read biographical sketches.
www.archaeolink.com /aviation_history.htm   (679 words)

 CG Aviation History
The following sections of the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Association's Web Site is a repository of all the historical information contained in photographs, logos, documents and publications that have been acquired to date.
It is our goal to continue the expansion of this repository on a continuing basis as has been done since February 2003.
Originals of these images are archived at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola; Office of Historian, USCG Headquarters; USCG Academy Museum, New London or in private collections.
uscgaviationhistory.aoptero.org   (268 words)

They were the first metal fuselage planes to be used by the military and are recognised as such by the NASA aviation timeline.
The 'official' data on the Sturtevant Aeroplane Co is given in aerofiles listing as follows:
1915: Sturtevant Aeroplane Co (with Eugene Foss, Grover Loening, et al), Jamaica Plain MA.
www.sturtivant.org.uk /aviation.html   (423 words)

 Yale Aviation History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Most of us don't realize when we join Yale Aviation that it has such a rich history and holds such an illustrious place in the world of aviation.
Yale Aviation has roots as far back as 1915, when the First Yale Unit was started by then-Yale-sophomore Trubee Davison.
Davison and 11 other Yale students were fascinated with the possibilities of aviation in general and of naval aviation specifically.
www.yale.edu /aviation/history.html   (401 words)

 W.W.I. German Silver London Zeppelin Raid Medal. 1915 (Chris Balm Early Aviation & Motoring Items)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Nice quality, 800 grade solid silver medal commemorating the the German Zeppelin raids over London on the 17th and 18th August 1915.
The front of this attractive medal bears the image of two German zeppelins bombing London with Tower Bridge in the foreground.
1915" (Air raid on London - 17th and 18th August 1915).
www.cjbalm.com /auto-aero/aitem292.htm   (111 words)

 Russian Aviation 1915
The prototype S-16 made its first flight on February 6, 1915.
The S-16 was the first Sikorsky fighter to be equipped with a synchronized machine gun firing through the propeller.
Only a few them were built.The Lebed-VII that were built ended up being used for pilot training.
www.wwiaviation.com /russia1915.shtml   (175 words)

 From the "Gateway News"
In late 1915, Tom Benoist, St. Louis' earliest aeronautical entrepreneur, had arranged to construct his large Type 15 twin engine, six-seat flying boat in the St. Louis Car shops, lacking sufficient room in his own facilities.
The company remained dormant until the so-called "Lindbergh Boom" in aviation developed in the wake of Lindbergh's heroic solo flight from New York to Paris in May, 1927.
An ingredient of this surge in aviation activity was the advent of powerful, reliable, air-cooled radial powerplants to replace the bulkier W.W. I-vintage water-cooled OX-5 and Liberty engines.
mesun4.wustl.edu /~aiaa/StLCards.html   (1024 words)

 Albert Cushing Read, Rear Admiral, United States Navy
He was detailed to Naval Aviation in 1915 for a flight across the Atlantic in charge of NC-4 seaplanes, in a trip from Rockaway, New York, to Plymouth, England, via the Azores, Portugal and Spain (57 hours, 16 minutes flying time).
He was born in New Hampshire in 1887 and was graduated with high honors by the Naval Academy with the class of 1907.
Returning to regular Navy aviation duty he successively served in numerous important commands until World War II when he became Chief of the Air Technical Training in Chicago and then commanded the Navy air activities at Norfolk until the end of the war.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /acread.htm   (1068 words)

 Vintage Aviation Postcards
Online catalog of aviation postcards including planes and zeppelins.
Biplane in Hangar, postmarked Warpington, Florida 1915, bumped lower right corner, 3 slightly rounded corners, excellent condition.
B." circa 1936, one dirigible in flight above city, Echte Photagraphie, unused, a 3/4" line of left edge shows trauma, scattered foxing on the reverse.
www.the-antique-shop.com /aviation.htm   (229 words)

 Chanute Air Museum
Joseph M. Pallissard was born in St. Anne, Illinois, on 4 January 1886.
He left his family farm in 1913 to take up aviation at Cicero Field in Chicago, and later formed a partnership called the Pallissard School of Aviation.
In June 1915 he built his own aircraft and soloed for the first time.
www.aeromuseum.org /exhibitsHistory_Pallissard.html   (114 words)

 The Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society Inc. (MAHS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization founded in 1990 to record, preserve and share, what we learn of our state's aviation heritage.
To foster and encourage the recording and preservation of the history of aviation in Massachusetts
To provide support and information to individuals and organizations researching our state's aviation heritage.
www.massaerohistory.org   (76 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)

 The EARLY BIRDS of AVIATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A large number of pioneer aviators and aeronauts attended the event in Chicago and "Pop" Dickinson, ever willing to advance the cause of aviation, encouraged the idea that they, the pioneers of flight, should formally organize.
Short biographies and images of some of those pioneer aviators who "went west" before World War I or were never members of The Early Birds can be found on the Pioneer Aviators web site.
The Early Birds of Aviation (and its legal successor, The Early Birds of Aviation, Inc.) was to go out of existence once the last living member had passed away.
earlybirds.org   (925 words)

 Howard Heindell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
He learned to fly at the Curtiss School in Newport News, Va. in 1915.
His aviation career started with Curtiss in Hammondsport.
He was Project Engineer at Garden City on the NC Transatlantic Flying Boats.
www.earlyaviators.com /eheindel.htm   (81 words)

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