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  Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame
Since then GAHF has been in continuous operation and is housed in the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base (AFB), in Warner Robins.
GAHF eligibility is based on contributions to the advancement of aviation or manned space flight, including achievements as a civil or military pilot, aircraft designer, astronaut, or leader in the fields of aviation or human space travel.
Candidates, who may be living or deceased, must have been born in Georgia, lived in Georgia for at least four years, made their contributions in Georgia, or made contributions elsewhere while living in the state.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/ArticlePrintable.jsp?id=h-3123   (319 words)

  
 Naval Aviation in World War I
When the call came in April 1917, one air station was operating, 48 aviators and students were available; 54 aircraft were on hand, but none of them had been designed for the work that would be required.
Spencer on 8 November 1917, under orders to establish and command a station for the purpose of training pilots and mechanics and conducting coastal patrols, marked the beginning of the present NAS North Island.
Established for the purpose of testing the capabilities of aviation to operate with fleet forces, the new command marked the beginning of a permanent provision for aviation in fleet organization.
www.history.navy.mil /branches/avchr2.htm   (9151 words)

  
 Sample Chapter from "U.S. Naval Aviation" -- A Golden Journey
The panhandle town would come to be known as the "Cradle of Naval Aviation," and to this day all prospective U.S. naval aviators receive a portion of their training there.
Sather became the first naval aviator killed in action during the Vietnam War, while Alvarez was taken captive, the first prisoner of war of the North Vietnamese.
From a personnel standpoint, one noteworthy change was the introduction of women to the ranks of naval aviators and naval flight officers, as Lieutenant (jg) Barbara Allen became the first to earn her wings in February 1974.
www.hlla.com /reference/naval-aviation.html   (6330 words)

  
 Section II: Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Historic Aviation Properties, National Register of Historic ...
Aviation in America began in the late eighteenth century with balloons.
Aviation in this country, however, progressed slowly from the experimental and demonstration activities of the early twentieth century to civil, commercial, and military operations.
The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 assigned domestic airspace to the new Federal Aviation Agency and thereby reduced tension between civil and military aviation.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/publications/bulletins/aviation/nrb_aviation_II.htm   (7835 words)

  
 US Military Aviation
This is a named aviator 2nd Lieutenant Lloyd F. Pinkham pilot lot, including collar insignia, wings, photograph RMA ID card and case, flight log book, post WWI business card, and biographical summary of his service and his brother's (William D. Pinkham) concurrent service in the US Air Service.
This is a balloon aviator enlisted crewman's lot, including insignia, very rare balloon patch, a very rare 2nd PROVISIONAL Aero Regiment unit history, a photograph of a balloon of the regiment in the anchor position, World War I victory medal and side hat with unusual screwback aviation wing.
This is a 3rd Aviation Instruction Center named aviator enlisted pilot lot, including one very rare bullion instructor wing, an original period 3rd Aero Squadron patch, his Privilege Pass, and a letter from a relative documenting his WWI service.
www.snyderstreasures.com /pages/usaviation.htm   (4009 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for 1917 in aviation
Winchester, Va. He took up aviation in 1917, and after World War I he gained great fame in the air.
From sticks and string to the speed of sound; A new book on the history of Aldergrove tells a fascinating tale of war and peace, highs and lows from the moment in 1917 when a young pilot landed his biplane in a field near Lough Neagh.
Aviation in the U.S. Army, 1919-1939: Chapter XVI GHQ Air Force Headquarters
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=1917+in+aviation   (567 words)

  
 History of Marine Corps Aviation
Marine Aviation began an aggressive effort to ensure that the new arm got its share of the Corps expanding manpower and that its units would be sent to France in support of the brigade.
Cunningham's Aviation Company at Philadelphia, renamed the Marine Aeronautic Company, was assigned the mission of flying seaplanes on antisubmarine patrols.
Barnett had secured Navy Department approval in the summer of 1917 for the formation of a Marine air unit of landplanes to provide reconnaissance and artillery spotting for the brigade being sent to France.
www.acepilots.com /usmc/hist2.html   (2286 words)

  
 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Josephus Daniels on the Role of the U.S. Navy During World War I, November ...
On the land, marines and sailors have helped to hold strategic points, regiments of marines have shared with the army their part of the hard-won victory, and a wonderfully trained gun crew of sailors has manned the monster 14-inch guns which marked a new departure in land warfare.
Briefly, then, on July 1, 1917, three months after the declaration of war, the number of officers had increased to 8,038 - 4,694 regulars, 3,344 reserves - and the number of enlisted men to 171,133 - 128,666 regulars, 32,379 reserves, 10,088 National Naval Volunteers.
By the summer of 1917 destroyer orders had been placed which not only absorbed all available capacity for more than a year, but required a material expansion of existing facilities.
www.firstworldwar.com /source/usnavy_daniels.htm   (2897 words)

  
 NAV AIR || Naval History
Naval aviation at this point was focused on seaplanes operating from the water; seaplanes taking off from–but not landing on ships; and lighter-than-air in the form of free balloons, kite balloons, and dirigibles.
Naval aviation during the war was largely limited to seaplanes operating from land bases on the coast.
While the use of naval aviation might have been minimal during World War I due to limited technology, the impact on naval warfare was tremendous.
www.sitelab.com /navair/History/ww1_02.html   (735 words)

  
 CG Aviation History
In 1928 an aviation section was established at Coast Guard Headquarters under the command of CDR Norman Hall.
On 7 April 1917 the Coast Guard was transferred to the Navy Department for the duration of the war.
In April of 1917 the Armored Cruiser HUNTINGTON was at the Mare Island Navy Yard for the installation of a catapult of the type installed on the NORTH CAROLINA.
uscgaviationhistory.aoptero.org /history01.html   (19666 words)

  
 Bernard Lewis Smith,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In January, 1913, the naval aviation detachment was transported by a Navy collier to Guantanamo for its first operation with the fleet.
At this time several notable flights were made along the Cuban coast and the usefulness of aircraft as scouts in discovering the approach of a distant fleet and in detecting mine fields and submarines were amply and practically demonstrated.
With the return of the fleet to the United States after the wimter maneuvers, the aviation detachment was transferred back to Annapolis again and continued under command of J. Towers.
www.earlyaviators.com /esmithbl.htm   (556 words)

  
 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame
NGE >> Education >> Libraries, Museums, Institutions, and Archives >> Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame
GAHF eligibility is based on contributions to the advancement of aviation or manned space flight, including
achievements as a civil or military pilot, aircraft designer, astronaut, or leader in the fields of aviation or human space travel.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-3123   (448 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online: EAKER, IRA CLARENCE
Ira Clarence Eaker, aviation pioneer and United States Air Force general, was born on April 13, 1896, at Field Creek, Texas, the eldest of five boys born to Young Yancy and Dona Lee (Graham) Eaker.
Eaker was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Infantry Section, Officers Reserve Corps, on August 15, 1917, and assigned to the Sixty-fourth Infantry at Fort Bliss, Texas.
His aviation experience began in March 1918, when he was directed to attend ground school at the University of Texas in Austin and flight training at Kelly Field at San Antonio.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/EE/feazz_print.html   (1152 words)

  
 The Sopwith Aviation Company
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 24 April 1917, six Pups of No. 66 Sqn RFC were flying escort for nine Strutters of No. 70 Sqn when they were attacked by enemy aircraft.
Arriving at 8(N) on 28 February 1917 and originally named JOAN, BINKY III was photographed on its back after being overturned on landing by FSL J. Allen on 15 March 1917.
www.cbrnp.com /profiles/quarter1/sopwith-aviation.htm   (1190 words)

  
 MILITARY BAYONETS: M-1917
The blade and tang are forged in one piece and the guard and pommel are brazed in place forming one very strong unit.
The Ordnance flaming ball, the inspector's marks and the letters "US" will be stamped on one side while on the reverse is the US model model number "1917" along with the maker's name (Remington in the example, photo to the left).
The original Model of 1917 scabbard was made of leather, flesh side out, stitched up the inner side, and painted olive drab.
www.olive-drab.com /od_edged_weapons_bayonet_m1917.php   (849 words)

  
 Frank Hawks
rank Hawks was one of the aviation legends of the golden era of flight.
Once a flight instructor at Love Field in 1917 and a captain in the fledgling Air Service, after the Great War, he made his living as a barnstorming pilot, and demonstrated the first in-flight refueling as early as 1921.
Hawks was killed in 1938 flying a Gwinn Aircar that many aviation experts considered a far safer aircraft than those that he normally flew.
www.acepilots.com /wwi/pio_hawks.html   (1378 words)

  
 German Aviation 1917
Small struts and additional wire bracing were added to increase wing strength and pilots were warned not to dive too steeply when flying the D.V, but the crashes continued.
Flying a prototype, Voss shot down 10 British aircraft in 6 days of aerial combat during September 1917.
By the end of October 1917, it was temporarily withdrawn from service when several pilots, including Heinrich Gontermann, were killed as a result of wing failures.
www.wwiaviation.com /german1917.shtml   (360 words)

  
 Naval History Magazine: Flight from the Sea by Capt. E.T. Wooldridge, USN (Ret.)
Although the official birthday of U.S. naval aviation is 8 May 1911, the U.S. Navy showed early interest in aviation in 1898, when an interservice board was formed to investigate the military possibilities of Samuel P. Langley's Aerodrome flying machines.
Not until September 1910, however, was the first official aviation office established, when Captain Washington Irving Chambers was designated as the officer to whom all aviation matters were to be referred.
Other naval aviators made their mark during these formative years, and their exploits were captured on film as well.
www.usni.org /navalhistory/Articles03/NHwooldridge12.htm   (1064 words)

  
 WWI Aviation Pictorial History An Illustrated History of World War 1 Aviation. Timeline 1917
The Aviation Section of the Signal Corps consisted of 35 pilots, 1,987 enlisted men, and 55 training airplanes.
Navy Aviation and Marine Corps combined had 48 officer-pilots, 239 men, 54 airplanes, 1 airship, 3 balloons, and 1 air station.
Aviation Section became the Airplane Division of the Army Signal Corps, and Maj. B.
www.wwiaviation.com /time_1917.html   (1184 words)

  
 Augusts Sparins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
After the Russian Revolution, he continued to serve in the Red Latvian aviation unit.
June 10, 1919 - joins to the Latvian forces and volunteers for the Aviation Park.
Initially, he served as an observer, needing a refresher course to reactivate his pilot skills.
latvianaviation.com /BB_Sparins.html   (339 words)

  
 May 30 1917 Aviation map - translation? [Archive] - The Aerodrome Forum
Dated May 30, 1917, it is an old map, presumably used in one of the german aviation unit HQs, showing all the german aviation units in what is now Latvia.
It was establish on 13 May 1917 and was later dissolved on 13 Sep 1917..
It is interesting that the Flieger Staffel Forell was dissolved on 13 Sep 1917, but I think I somewhere have a note that "they" moved to Windau around that day for the forthcoming "Operation Albion"..
www.theaerodrome.com /forum/archive/index.php/t-2639.html   (1108 words)

  
 Air Force Academy--Reading 1
For the next several years, Army officers tended to view the airplane as merely a tool to assist ground operations rather than as an offensive force in itself.
More than a decade after the first flight, when the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, military aviation was still practically non-existent.
On May 24, 1918, the Aviation Section (formerly the Aeronautical Division) became separate from the Signal Corps and was renamed the United States Army Air Service.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/114AirForce/114facts1.htm   (936 words)

  
 WWI Aviator 1917-1919
In Peck's scrapbook, He appears in an Oct. 1917 photo w/ John C. Tyler, William Hoyle England, (Portland Oregon) and another photo with W.C. "Billy" McCabe (New Haven, NY, Georgetown Law), Tyler, Harry B. "Buck" Freeman, Harold B. "Bunny" Merz, and F.V. "Pep" Foster.
On October 9, 1918, Peck writes that he has heard that Somers has gone down with his Observer, Bud Buckley (New Haven, Conn. and with the 5th Squadron at MIT summer of 1917), after being assigned as instructors at Cleremont.
On Oct. 21, 1917 Peck writes that Tyler speaks French very well which helps when they go into town for a bath and dinner.
mosesrawlings.freeservers.com /wwiaviator.html   (1556 words)

  
 Yale Aviation History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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)

  
 Aviation: 1917 to 1941
In 1928, the enthusiasm for aviation, which had taken the rest of the nation by storm, was introduced to the Sound by Owen Meals of Valdez.
By the end of the summer, he had logged 67 flights before crashing on a bar on the Copper River, which somewhat dampened his flying aspirations but not his interest in aviation.
He was known to his peers as "thrill 'em, spill 'em but never kill 'em Gillam." Alaskan aviators had three classifications for weather during this period-"Pan American" (clear with unlimited visibility), the usual "good, bad, and indifferent," then there was "Gillam weather"-weather in which only Harold would fly.
www.alaska.net /~awss/HAviation1917.html   (1292 words)

  
 World Aircraft Carriers List: US Seaplane Tenders: Miscellaneous
Operational: Operated as an aviation station ships at Pensacola, Although nominally capable of operating seaplanes while underway, most of their seaplane service was as a station ships.
Temporarily assigned to duties as aviation tenders in 1919, but remained in the aviation role for an extended period due to lack of replacements.
Little is known about this ship, but it is believed that she was not extensively converted to a seaplane role, and probably operated mainly as a transport and logistics ship in support of other aviation units.
www.hazegray.org /navhist/carriers/us_sea1.htm   (2420 words)

  
 Jimmie L. Sumlin Aviation Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A Tribute to African-American Achievements in Aviation from 1917 to the Present
African-American involvement in aviation began as early as World War I when heavier than air machines streaked across the skies around the world.
As early as the 1920’s and early 30’s, African-American aeronautical schools were established in Chicago and Los Angeles to train pilots and mechanics in aviation technology.
members.aol.com /sumlinj/page/index.htm   (599 words)

  
 de Havilland DH-4
So that a viable air arm could be created in the shortest possible time, a commission was established under the direction of Colonel R.C. Bolling to study current Allied aircraft designs being used at the front and to arrange for their manufacture in America.
Once resolved, however, with a maximum speed of 198 kph (124 mph), the Liberty-powered DH-4 was able to match or even surpass the speed of most of the fighters of the time.
Of the six Medals of Honor awarded to aviators during the First World War, four were received by pilots and observers flying DH-4s.
www.nasm.si.edu /research/aero/aircraft/dehavill_dh4.htm   (989 words)

  
 UIUC Institute of Aviation: Ralph Flexman 1917 - 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
UIUC Institute of Aviation: Ralph Flexman 1917 - 2001
Ralph was the Director of the Institute of Aviation for 11 years until his retirement in 1980.
Ralph also laid the groundwork for a four-year degree program in aviation, created the Institute of Aviation Alumni Constituency organization, upgraded the training fleet, and initiated numerous other committees and organizations to deal with aviation issues.
www.aviation.uiuc.edu /new/html/Ralph-Flexman.htm   (350 words)

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