Tag Archives: aviation history

Wills’s Aviation Card #37 – “Voisin” Type Biplane

History Behind The Card: “Voisin” Type Biplane Card #37 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Gabriel Voisin, February 5, 1880 in Belleville-sur-Saône, France – December 25, 1973, Ozenay, Saône-et-Loire, France; Charles Voisin, July 12, 1882 in Lyon, France – … Continue reading

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The Aeroscraft Passes Initial Testings

Check out the photo above… it looks like a big, fat blimp that can barely fly,  hovering only a dozen feet off a military hangar floor during flight testing south of Los Angeles. But here’s the thing… despite its looks, … Continue reading

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First Parachute Display, 1837 – Wills’s Aviation #5

History Behind The Card: First Parachute Display, 1837 Card #5 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Sophie Blanchard, March 25, 1778 in La Rochelle, France  –July 6, 1819, Paris, France; Robert Cocking, 1776 – July 24, 1837, … Continue reading

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Never Before Seen Photos Of World War I Aftermath

I recently came across a blog whereby the writer purchased an old camera. Within that camera, he found some old photographic plates – plates containing images from the end of World War I in France. But what makes these photos … Continue reading

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Flying Ship of Francesco Lana de Terzi – Wills’s Aviation #1

History Behind The Card:   ‘Flying ship’ of Francesco de Lana Card #1 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Francesco Lana de Terzi, 1631 in Brescia, Lombardy, northern Italy – February 22, 1687, Brescia, Italy. As an … Continue reading

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Introduction

Welcome to Pioneers Of Aviation, a blog in which I hope to present to you as factual as possible a history of flight: both lighter-than-air and heavier-than air. This blog will examine history’s first attempts at flight, the mythologies of … Continue reading

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