Tag Archives: Wilbur Wright

Wills’s Aviation Card #78–”Short” Hydro-Aeroplane.

History Behind The Card: “Short” Hydro-Aeroplane. Card #78 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Vice Regal Mixture – Black-back issue Horace Leonard Short on July 2, 1872 in Chilton Colliery, Durham, England, Great Britain – April 6, 1917 … Continue reading

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114th Anniversary Of The Wright Brother’s Inaugural Flight

On December 17, 1903, the Wright Flyer biplane aeroplane made the first powered, sustained, controlled, heavier-than-air flights at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, U.S of A. After weeks of delays caused by broken propeller shafts at Kill Devil Hills–two trips … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #62 – “Goupy III.” Biplane.

History Behind The Card: “Goupy III” Biplane. Card #62 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut – black back issue Ambroise Goupy, November 5, 1885 in Paris, France – January 25, 1951, Paris, France. Mario Calderara, … 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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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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