Wills’s Aviation Card #26 – An Early Idea Of Aviation

Wills's Aviation Card #26

Wills’s Aviation Card #26

History Behind The Card: An Early Idea Of Aviation
Card #26 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910

  • King Kai Kawus , ~1500 BC, Persia (modern-day Iran)

If this topic seems familiar to you  – that you have read it before in this very blog, go to the head of the class.

So… rather than bore you all and myself by re-writing it here, simply click HERE and see the tale written out for you – a mythical tale of early flight involving hungry eagles, raw meat and a throne.

It’s well-written and understandable and even entertaining… but even if you don’t feel like going there, you can get the gist of the whole story by reading the back of the card, presented below:

Wills's Aviation Card #26 - reverse

Wills’s Aviation Card #26 – reverse

Did you see that last line on the card? Someone actually wondered if you could train eagles as a vehicle to carry a man?

All I can picture is this:

Rescued+from+an+Eagle's+Nest+(1908)+1The F-22 Raptor it ain’t.

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About mreman47

Andrew was born in London, UK, raised in Toronto, Canada, and cavorted in Ohtawara, Japan for three years. He is married, has a son and a cat. He has over 35,000 comic books and a plethora of pioneer aviation-related tobacco and sports cards and likes to build LEGO dioramas. Along with writing for a monthly industrial magazine, he also writes comic books and hates writing in the 3rd person. He also hates having to write this crap that no one will ever read. Along with the daily Japan - It's A Wonderful Rife blog, when he feels the hate, will also write another blog entitled: You Know What I Hate? He also works on his Pioneers Of Aviation - a cool blog on early fliers. He also wants to do more writing - for money, though. Help him out so he can stop talking in the 3rd person.
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