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  Naval Aviation 1898-1916
The first real study of what was needed in aviation was conducted by a board under Chambers' leadership and included in its recommendations the establishment of a ground and flight training center at Pensacola, the expansion of research, and the assignment of an airplane to every major combatant ship of the Navy.
This temporary assignment, the first use of naval aviators as observers in foreign lands, was a precedent for the assignment of aviation assistants to naval attaches, which began the same month when Lieutenant J. Towers was sent to London.
Aviation mechanics were to have knowledge of aircraft maintenance and aviation machinists were to have similar knowledge of motors.
www.history.navy.mil /branches/avchr1.htm   (0 words)

  
  Tales of Old China
Once already the gallant aviator had flown over Shanghai, and so successful had he been in his flights that people were forgetful of the dangers of the air, but, when all seemed to be going well, these were brought home with redoubled force.
It was the intention of the aviation party to leave Shanghai almost at once for Tientsin, and M. Petin, the leader of the group, had gone north to make arrangements.
Rene Vallon, although he did not enjoy the renown of such aviators as Pamhan, Farman, Grahame White and the Wright brothers, was nevertheless a daring aviator and but for the dreadful calamity which overtook him on Saturday he would undoubtedly have achieved great fame.
www.talesofoldchina.com /reading/herald-aviation.cfm   (2383 words)

  
 History of Naval Aviation Ordnance
An aviation designation for Gunner's Mates who had qualified as aviation armament and munitions technicians, and were attached to an aviation activity, were so identified by appropriate entries in their service records.
The Aviation Ordnanceman rating was established at all four petty officer grades of Chief, First, Second and Third Class on March 2, 1926 as a rating within the Aviation Branch.
The Aviation Ordnanceman rating was filled initially from qualified personnel serving primarily with the ratings of Gunner's Mate and Torpedoman (assigned to aviation).
www.aaoweb.org /AAO/History   (2918 words)

  
 Top Quality Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: )
East Essex Aviation Society and Museum Formed in 1985 in England when interest grew locally in the recovery of a crashed P-51D Mustang of the U.S. 479th Fighter Group.
Fantasy of Flight Florida's aviation themed attraction, allows the public to see part of the world's largest privately held vintage aircraft collection and share, moments from aviation's storied past.
The Malta Aviation Museum Foundation The aim of the foundation is to record, collect and preserve Malta's aviation heritage primarily by establishing and operating a Malta Aviation Museum belonging to the Foundation.
members.tripod.com /Rhodnar/aviation.html   (1912 words)

  
 Wingless Eagle: U.S. Army Aviation through World War I, by Herbert A. Johnson. Introduction.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By 1916 the positive contributions that knowledgeable aviator members made to the Aviation Section were outweighed by the disruptive influence of the publicists upon congressional attitudes and military discipline.
It was presidential and congressional reluctance to adequately fund army aviation that retarded progress, and not lack of awareness on the part of the army high command.
The war was thus both an epilogue to the struggles and troubles of the first decade of army aviation, and a prologue to the struggle for long-range bombardment and separation from the army as a distinct and coequal air force.
uncpress.unc.edu /chapters/johnson_wingless.html   (3587 words)

  
 Russian Aviation 1916
The construction of the Anadwa VKh used two Anatra D fuselages, joined by a new wing that was still using elements of the Anade wing.
In 1916 V.F.Saveljev and Vladislav Zalevskij built this experimental 2-seat reconnaissater.
According to the testpilot Ungmejster, "The aircraft is very responsive and may compete with the 165hp Albatros, But it needs a 100hp Monosaupape engine." Later this engine was fitted with minor modifications, and aircraft performed numerous flights.
www.wwiaviation.com /russia1916.shtml   (0 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - 1916 - Calendar Encyclopedia
July 1 through July 12, at least one shark mauled five swimmers along 80 miles of New Jersey coastline during the Jersey Shore Shark Attacks of 1916, resulting in four deaths and survival of one youth who required limb amputation.
This event was the inspiration for author Peter Benchley, over half a century later, to write Jaws.
November 13 - Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /1916.htm   (2190 words)

  
 Elliott Aviation - My Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The history of aviation in Wichita is a long and complex story involving many pioneering pilots, aviation enthusiasts and companies, some short lived.
In the Fall of 1916, he moved to Wichita, and his first airplane built there took to the air in 1917.
Many of those familiar with early Wichita aviation history consider a wealthy oil man from the East to be the "Father of Aerospace in Wichita." His name was Jake Moellendick, and he had migrated to Wichita by way of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
www.elliottaviation.com /wavelink/2000q3/wavart90.asp   (1601 words)

  
 Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aviation units belonged to the Australian Flying Corps, a corps of the Army formed in 1912.
The flying squadron was the fundamental Aviation unit.
On 18 December 1916 one Martinsyde was allocated per flight and in December BE2e began replacing the BE2c.
www.adfa.oz.au /~rmallett/Aviation.html   (562 words)

  
 Aircraft Museums   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kansas Aviation Museum: KAM is a volunteer and donation operated museum to display the aviation history of Kansas and Wichita, The Air Capitol.
The Military Aviation Preservation Society: The MAPS Air Museum is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and display of warbird aircraft.
National Museum of Naval Aviation: The Museum is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the heritage and cutting-edge achievements of Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation.
www.travelcentre.com.au /travel/Aviation/aircraft_museums.htm   (3524 words)

  
 People - SAE100: Leading Our World In Motion
Orville Wright was not only an aviation pioneer who is considered one of the most important and influential men of the 20th century.
Wright was one of the early aviation pioneers (along with Glenn Curtiss, Elmer Sperry, and Glenn Martin) who, in 1916, helped merge the American Society of Aeronautic Engineers into SAE, giving the society a leadership role in aerospace.
Wright became a member of SAE when his application was one of 63 approved at the December 14, 1916 Council Meeting of the Society of Automobile Engineers in Detroit.
www.sae.org /sae100/people/wright.htm   (401 words)

  
 CG Aviation History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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)

  
 Media Kit   (Site not responding. Last check: )
AVIATION WEEK began in 1916 with one magazine, and today it is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries.
The cornerstone of AW is Aviation Week and Space Technology, the best-read industry publication covering technology, business and operations in the commercial, military and space markets.
When AW combines these magazines with its plenitude of products, it achieves its goal of serving the aviation, aerospace and defense industries on a global scale.
www.aviationnow.com /avnow/about/mediakit.jsp   (178 words)

  
 Aviation Books
The chapters span the history of military aviation, from World War I through the Persian Gulf War, and examine the evolution of air combat strategy and tactics.
On the contrary, the naval high commands on all sides were very keen to exploit the possibilities offered by aviation, and indeed made demands of their fledgling naval air arms that were beyond the capabilities of the available technology.
Mainly consisting of aviation, naval, and modern military after 1940 and a selection of 50 historical prints of earlier periods.
www.war-art.com /aviation_books.htm   (0 words)

  
 Fleet Air Arm
Aviation art prints from the Fleet Air Arm by aviation and naval artists Ivan Berryman Robert Taylor, Nicolas Trudgian, David Pentland, Graeme Lothian, Gerald Coulson, Richard Taylor, Philip West, Stan Stokes and Randall Wilson, published by Cranston Fine Arts and all leading publishers.
With the start of WW I, Sopwith Aviation shifted its focus to military aircraft, and was to become one the major suppliers to both the Royal Air Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
This important moment in the history of naval aviation is captured magnificently in Stan Stokes highly detailed painting entitled Fast and Furious.
www.aviationartprints.com /fleet_air_arm.htm   (0 words)

  
 Early Birds of Aviation, Inc.
As a convenience for my regular visitors, I have added a page on which they can find all the new pioneer aviators which I have added to the website, as well as all updates which have been made recently.
Even those who soloed before the cutoff date, December 17, 1916 and were otherwise eligible, were either overlooked as candidates or didn't bother to apply.
The white officers were so anxious to get rid of him, Brown explained, that as soon as he volunteered for the newly created Army Aviation School in Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1943, they transferred him.
www.earlyaviators.com   (0 words)

  
 Boeing: Aviation Reading List Home
Conquest of the Skies: A History of Commercial Aviation in America.
This aviation booklist has suggested readings for enthusiasts of all ages, from grade school to high school and beyond.
Most of these titles, and more, can be found in your school or local library.
www.boeing.com /companyoffices/aboutus/readinglist.html   (0 words)

  
 Air Force Link - History
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.
www.af.mil /history/overview.asp   (2522 words)

  
 Enlisted Naval Aviation Pilots (NAP) History
Bristol, Director of Naval Aviation in memorandum to the Secretary of the Navy.
They were authorized to continue to wear their specialty rating badge on their sleeve and Naval Aviator wings on the upper left chest.
In 1927 a study recommended that potential NAPs be high school graduates, in aviation ratings, be on at least their second enlistment and meet the same age requirement of the officer pilot candidate program.
www.bluejacket.com /sea-service_nap_index.htm   (1947 words)

  
 Dassault from A to Z - History - 1916 to this day - Dassault Passion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This propeller was quickly recognized as being one of the best on the market: Marcel Bloch became a legendary name in the aviation world.
In 1928, Marcel Bloch was attracted back into aviation by the setting up of the Air ministry.
The French defeat in 1940 brought with it the obligation to hand over aviation industrial establishments to the Germans.
www.dassault-aviation.com /passion/gb/dassault_a_a_z/histoire_aviation/1916_a_nos_jours.cfm   (290 words)

  
 About Admiral Richard E. Byrd
As a navigational aviator, Byrd pioneered in the technology that would be the foundation for modern polar exploration and investigation.
Byrd was also invaluable in the long campaign of Naval aviators to establish a Bureau of Aeronautics.
1916: Retired from active duty because of an injury to his foot that prevented sustained duty at sea.
www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu /gpl/AboutByrd/AboutByrd.html   (1245 words)

  
 Military Aviation Recreation
Military aviation featuredSouth Bend Tribune, IN - Mar 19, 2007"World War I -- The Birth of Military Aviation" includes images, artifacts and sounds of the war.
Close quarter fighting is what it may come to in the event of an attack by China.
Smith is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds master?s degrees in aviation business administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Recreation/Aviation/Military   (298 words)

  
 Douglas B. Netherwood
Officer, Love Field, Nov. 21, 1917 to April 27, 1918; organized and established Aviation Repair Depot, Dallas, Tex., early in 1918 and commanded that station continuously until it was closed on March 28, 1921.
When a 2nd lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps, was detailed in the Signal Corps in December 1913 for aviation duty and reported at the Signal Corps Aviation School, San Diego, Calif, on Dec. 17, 1913.
None of them refer to this pioneer aviator, although one does link to the story of his son, Douglas Blakeshaw Netherwood, Jr., Col. U.S.Air Force, who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
www.earlyaviators.com /enetherw.htm   (728 words)

  
 René Vallon
On his return to Shanghai, he undertook research in the field of the shipbuilding and then later into the beginnings of the automobile industry.
He was impassioned to such a degree with air locomotion that he returned to France in 1913 to learn to fly in Villacoublay.
It has a very old history, and is still used by general aviation but also by test pilots.
www.earlyaviators.com /evallon.htm   (1162 words)

  
 Joseph M. Pallissard
In 1916 he hired out as civilian aviation mechanic at the Ashburn Field school of the Signal Corps.
He moved that winter with the school to Memphis and back again in the spring; he was with the 22-plane group when it flew to the new field at Rantoul.
He joined the Army Signal Corps aviation section in 1916 as a flying mechanic and later became a civilian flying mechanic for the army.
www.rcooper.0catch.com /epalliss.htm   (462 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)

  
 Bits of History: Photo Description
Class of student pilots from the Christofferson Aviation School (1916).
Redwood City Airport was started in early 1916 by aviator Silas Christofferson.
Christofferson's business was very successful, but short-lived; he was killed in a crash on the field later that year.
www.pls.lib.ca.us /BitsofHistory/thumbnailtext.asp?id=3   (142 words)

  
 American National Guard, a history of the American militia from its beginning
The date was November 19, 1916 and these pioneer aviators, members of New York's 1st Aero Company, had just completed an historic roundtrip from Mineola, N.Y., to Princeton, New Jersey.
Truly a pioneer in militia aviation, the 1st Aero Company was the first ever to be called into federal service, in June 1916.
But the first formation cross- country flight, a pioneer accomplishment soon to be eclipsed by the great strides in aviation, nevertheless set the stage for the accomplishments of the Air National Guard in the years to come.
www.desertgold.com /america/2-1916.html   (273 words)

  
 Archivio Fotografico Aeromedia
L’esemplare esposto al Virginia Aviation Museum - un Curtiss JN-4N Jenny, matricola 2975 dei Signal Corps e numero di costruzione 450 — è stato messo cortesemente a disposizione dal proprietario Ken Hyde di Warrenton in Virginia.
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny, 1916 military trainer aircraft, at the Virginia Aviation Museum, Byrd Field, Richmond VA. The Curtiss Jenny was the only U.S. built aeroplane that played a significant role during WW I serving as a trainer and observation aircraft.
The Virginia Aviation Museum’s Curtiss JN-4N Jenny, Signal Corps number 2975 and S/N 450, is on gracious loan from Ken Hyde of Warrenton, VA. The aircraft was built in the Curtiss Aeroplane Factory in Buffalo, NY and shipped to Taylor Field near Montgomery, AL in January 1918.
www.fly-net.org /aeromedia/lb891.html   (731 words)

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