Tag Archives: Orville Wright

Wills’s Aviation Card #60 – “Dunne V.” Biplane.

History Behind The Card: “Dunne V.” Biplane. Card #60 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Vice Regal Mixture – black back issue Captain John William Dunne, XXXX, XX, 1875 in Curragh Camp, County Kildare, Leinster, Republic of Ireland … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #35 – Wright Bros.’ Biplane

History Behind The Card: Wright Bros.’ Biplane Card #35 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Orville Wright, August 19, 1871– January 30, 1948, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America; Wilbur Wright, April 16, 1867– May 30, 1912, Millville, … Continue reading

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A 1908 Letter Proposing Aviation Radio To Orville Wright

This is a photo copy of a letter written by Reginald Fessenden to Orville Wright in 1908, proposing the use of radio as a means of communicating between the ground and the pilot. Fessenden is supposed to be the Father … Continue reading

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1920s Pilot License

Want to see what a pilot’s license or “aviator’s certificate” looks like? The images here are for a pilot’s license issued by the Federation Aeronautic Association of the United States to Mr. F. Gerald Phillips in 1926. It’s the actual … Continue reading

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Early Book On Flying By Wilbur Wright

Even before the Wright Brothers flew for the first time on December 17, 1903, they had cobbled together quite the arsenal of information from gliding… data that they would incorporate into creating the world’s first airplane capable of sustained flight … Continue reading

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