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  Aviation History
The first published paper on aviation was "Sketch of a Machine for Flying in the Air" by Emanuel Swedenborg published in 1714.
Dunne's main contribution to early aviation was stability, which was a key problem with the planes designed by the Wright brothers and Samuel Cody.
Controversy in the credit for invention of the airplane has been fuelled by Pearse's and Jatho's essentially non-existant efforts to inform the popular press, by the Wrights' secrecy while their patent was prepared, by the pride of nations, and by the number of firsts made possible by the basic invention.
www.usairnet.com /encyclopedia/Aviation_history.html   (1141 words)

  
 Sport Aviation - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Now that the golden years have arrived, and as a pack rat who has kept so much of the history of our homebuilt movement, with the help of my daughter, Bonnie, maybe it is time to capture it so that it is not lost forever.
History can be a motivator...the beginning of a learning process.
But the dedicated folks in aviation keep it alive as those who have fought the battle leave new ones to take their place.
www.sportaviation.org /about/history.shtml   (609 words)

  
 Thirty Thousand Feet - Aviation History
Aerodrome Covers the history of aviation and aerial combat from the beginnings of powered flight to the dawn of the jet age.
American Aviation Historical Society The AAHS was established to preserve and disseminate the hertiage of American aviation through a collection of books, documents and photographs, a quarterly Journal, and Newsletter.
Aviation in Hampshire UK 1900 to 2000 The aviation history of the county of Hampshire over the past 100 years.
www.thirtythousandfeet.com /history.htm   (4082 words)

  
 Important Dates in Aviation History
Although this method was used only briefly during the history of aviation, it worked at the low airspeeds their designs would fly at, and proved to be a key advance, leading directly to modern ailerons.
While many aviation pioneers appeared to leave safety largely to chance, the Wrights' design was greatly influenced by the need to teach themselves to fly without unreasonable risk to life and limb, by surviving crashes.
Aviators were styled as modern day knights, doing individual combat with their enemies.
www.aviationexplorer.com /aviation_history.htm   (6760 words)

  
 Flying History | The Aviation Century
Top aviation photographer Dan Patterson's photographs of preserved and restored aircraft in museum and private collections combine with rare archival photographs to make this the best book on early aviation available anywhere.
A book project that has grown into a unique aviation history resource which includes over 50,000 photographs, a 400,000 plus word text and a five volume series of books.
That aviation is a force of change, in fact it has changed the world we live in, more than any other factor in the 100 years of the 20th Century.
www.flyinghistory.com   (501 words)

  
 Anchorage Aviation History & Development
Although Alaskan aviation originated in Fairbanks in 1913, Anchorage quickly became the "Air Crossroads." Anchorage's illustrious aviation history began disastrously with the crash of its first airplane.
Aviation continued to grow, and by 1935 six airlines were operating off Merrill Field.
Prior to and during the war, aviation proved to be a vital and popular mode of transportation.
www.muni.org /merrill1/av8history.cfm   (4517 words)

  
 Aviation History Resources for Students
Many people throughout history have tried to fly by jumping from heights and hoping that something would keep them afloat like the birds, bats and bees.
Modern writers of aviation history recognize Chanute's experiments and their importance to the development of powered flight.
Histories of flight, like Dr. Tom Crouch's A Dream of Wings or Fred Howard's biography Wilbur and Orville, give extensive consideration to Chanute and his 'two-surface' glider - the glider that inspired the Wright brothers in their construction of a bi-plane to be the vehicle for man's first powered flight.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/aviation.htm   (1081 words)

  
 Federal Aviation Administration - History
This landmark legislation was passed at the urging of the aviation industry, whose leaders believed the airplane could not reach its full commercial potential without Federal action to improve and maintain safety standards.
In fulfilling its civil aviation responsibilities, the Department of Commerce initially concentrated on functions such as safety rulemaking and the certification of pilots and aircraft.
The Aviation Safety Research Act of 1988 mandated greater emphasis on long-range research planning and on study of such issues as aging aircraft structures and human factors affecting safety.
www.faa.gov /about/history/brief_history   (2042 words)

  
 The History of Aviation Classics LTD
Aviation Classics LTD. is located 13 miles north of downtown Reno, Nevada at Reno-Stead Field (4SD).
Three years ago, the new owner of Aviation Classics Ltd., Alby Redick, bought out the other family members and is working hard at reorganizing the facility, modernizing and upgrading equipment, implementing employee uniforms, as well as establishing new maintenance procedures and guidelines.
As a result of rising Workers Comp and Aviation Liability Insurance costs, ACL established as company policy, that employees are not allowed under any circumstances, to fly in aircraft while on company time.
www.aviationclassics.com /pages/history.html   (264 words)

  
 Aviation History
Aviation History Magazine offers aviation enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds the most comprehensive, authoritative, in-depth coverage of the history of world aviation.
Each issue of Aviation History provides keen insights and exciting stories about the people, places and events comprising manned flight's rich history, from the field's leading writers and researchers.
Each account in Aviation History is accompanied by the finest artwork, meticulously researched photography, illustrations and maps.
www.magsb2b.com /1657-6.html   (114 words)

  
 U.S. Army Aviation Museum | preserving the Past... for the Future
Share the challenges and achievements of Army Aviation in the face of the enemy in Reflections of War.
To carry on a time-honored tradition in Army Aviation, we thought it would be appropriate to offer a place for people to swap stories about their experiences in Army Aviation.
Aviation students, researchers, and authors use the library.
www.armyavnmuseum.org /history/history.html   (268 words)

  
 Aviation History: Wings Over Kansas
Aviation History features articles on the outstanding aircraft built by Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace/Learjet, Cessna and Raytheon/Beechcraft, along with the History of Kansas Aircraft Manufacturing and Kansas Aviation Historical Anniversaries.
General aviation airplanes have historically served the public's needs for personal and business travel, as well as for sport and recreational aviation.
General aviation is not military aviation and it is not scheduled commercial aviation.
www.wingsoverkansas.com /history   (477 words)

  
 Space history: Aviation, rocketry and pre-manned spaceflight history.
This is not a detailed history of all aviation or rocketry but only those events that led mankind toward spaceflight.
Aviation history began on December 17, 1903 at 10:35 a.m.
He had "won" this place in history from his brother, Wilbur, by a flip of a coin.
www.thespaceplace.com /history/rocket2.html   (2516 words)

  
 A History of Coast Guard Aviation
In 1928 an aviation section was established at Coast Guard Headquarters under the command of Commander Norman Hall.
Aviators were among the 7,000 Coast Guard personnel who served in Vietnam.
Coast Guard aviation, rotary and fixed wing, moves into the future proud of its past and confident of its future.
www.uscg.mil /hq/g-cp/history/h_aviation.html   (3336 words)

  
 Aviationboom - Aviation History The Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre
These are full-scale reproductions of aircraft that figured prominently in Québec's aviation history: the Fairchild FC-2 "Razorback", and the Blériot XI.
We particularly want to challenge students of all ages to reach a greater understanding of the role that aviation has played, and is playing in the shaping of our country.
Another important objective of the CAHC is the establishment of a permanent aviation art gallery.
www.aviationboom.com /history/whatisCAHC.shtml   (411 words)

  
 Aviation World
An aviation accident happened in Siberia by the landing on the 9th of July 2006
An airplane of the Russian aviation company "Siberia" crashed by the landing at the airport in the city of Irkutsk.
An aviation accident happened in Siberia by the landing on the 9th of July 2006 - 531 views
aviationworld.informbank.com   (1036 words)

  
 Aviation history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United Kingdom an attempt at heavier-than-air flight was made by the aviation pioneer Percy Pilcher.
Aviation experiment on the Potomac River, 1903, by Samuel Pierpont Langley.
During the 1950's, a new age of military aviation history would be written.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aviation_history   (6695 words)

  
 Aviation History
History of Aviation in the Solent and South of England, including the story of the Supermarine Spitfire and the Flying Boats
The History of Montrose Air Station, Angus, Scotland, 1913-1950, in the wartime RAF HQ, with wartime pillbox and Anderson Shelter open to the public.
It is designed to both tell the history of man's greatest conflict, and honor and remember the men and women who lived and fought that war.
c.webring.com /hub?ring=avihistory   (1937 words)

  
 American Military Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Aviation has not, however, become an independent force that can quickly and cheaply alone resolve this or any other country's armed confrontations, in spite of what some of its most avid proponents have repeatedly proclaimed, Gross candidly observes.
He holds a Ph.D. in military history from The Ohio State University, ironically in the same state where the Wright brothers built their heavier-than-air flying machines.
The book is filled with anecdotes, including the fact that a Naval aviator became the first American service member to engage in aerial combat by throwing a bar of laundry soap at Mexican troops who were shooting at his floatplane.
www.ang.af.mil /History/Features/AmericanMilitaryAviationBook.asp   (1029 words)

  
 Encyberpedia - Aviation History
Aviation History of Australia - details the pioneering and current work by Australians.
Aviation History On-Line Museum - collection of aircraft images and text of some of the worlds most famous and historic aircraft.
Yankee Air Force and Museum - are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic aircraft and American aviation history.
www.encyberpedia.com /aviation.htm   (571 words)

  
 CG Aviation History
It was during this period that the Coast Guard became a driving force in the development of the helicopter.
William J. Kossler, chief of the Aviation Engineering Division at Coast Guard Headquarters, was the Coast Guard representative on the Inter-Agency Board administering the Dorsey Act.
Affectionately referred to by Coast Guard Aviators as the "Goat" it became the workhorse of Coast Guard Aviation.
uscgaviationhistory.aoptero.org /history02.html   (3438 words)

  
 Aviation Resource - History - 1900-1920
These and other early flights were headline events, but commercial aviation was very slow to catch on with the general public, most of which was afraid to ride in the new flying machines.
However, nothing similar occurred in the United States where there were no such natural obstacles isolating major cities and where railroads could transport people almost as fast as an airplane, and in considerably more comfort.
The salvation of U.S. commercial aviation industry following World War I was a government program, but one that had nothing to do with the transportation of people.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/4294/history/1900_1920.html   (902 words)

  
 Aviation History
1900-PD FP 1970 A photographic history of aircraft from the Wright brothers to modern jet fighters and airliners.
History of air warfare 1914-1964 with analysis of dogfighting tactics by author, RAF's top W2 ace.
He traces the history from the first feeble attempts in WW1 to the planes that dive bombed the Yamamoto, the Stukas that harassed the Russian army, and the secret Rooskie "Wonder bomber." Photos, index.
www.bazillionbooks.com /aviationhistory.html   (2748 words)

  
 California's early Naval and Military Aviation History
The California Center for Military History invites you to explore California's unique role in Naval Aviation History as we document California's naval and military aviation heritage.
Unless otherwise indicated, all information on this system is considered as limited educational information for use by students, educators and schools who may distribute or copy for such purposes.
Relive one of California's most significant historical events in aviation history as we document the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet and some of its famous aviators.
www.navalaviationhistory.com   (179 words)

  
 History of Aviation in Kent, Ohio
In 1911, a year after Kent State Normal School was founded, Kent became part of aviation history when Cal Rodgers designated it as a stopover city during the country’s first cross-country flight, says Dr. Isaac Richmond Nettey, Kent State’s senior academic program director of aeronautics.
In order to strengthen the flight program and accommodate local aviation well into the future, the university has petitioned to decommission the current airport and move operations to a larger facility nearby, a process that would take 10 years if approved.
View the timeline of Kent, Ohio's aviation history at http://www.kent.edu/airport/History.
www.kent.edu /Magazine/Summer2005/HistoryOfAviation.cfm   (403 words)

  
 Aviation History at Brooklands Museum
From the very first attempts to fly in Britain through an exceptionally varied cavalcade of aircraft, Brooklands, the famous aviation site at Weybridge in Surrey, has witnessed and realised a greater range of aeronautical technology than anywhere else in the world.
The pioneer who was to leave the greatest and most enduring mark on Brooklands and on British aviation as a whole, was Thomas Sopwith, a wealthy young man determined to teach himself to fly.
The Brooklands Flying Village at was populated by most of the greatest pioneers of British aviation before the start of World War 1 and witnessed an impressive range of aviation firsts.
www.brooklandsmuseum.com /aviation_history.cfm   (710 words)

  
 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.
Wichita, known as the center of aviation by the late 1920s, missed its chance to be part of the most publicized flight in history.
Russell Jump is wearing leather aviator togs and stands proudly next to his wartime "Jenny" biplane in the old sepia-colored photo.
www.wingsoverkansas.com /history/list.asp   (2889 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
To correct the situation, the Federal Aviation Administration made a specification change which increased the impact requirements to 1000gs and relocated the recorder to the rear of the aircraft.
In the late 1960’s, England’s Civil Aviation Authority required that additional parameters to be recorded.
As the ICAO had no enforcement capabilities, each country continued to follow its own existing regulations; however, their goals were to eventually meet the ICAO recommendations.
www.l-3ar.com /html/history.html   (1492 words)

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