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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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Of Bees And The Wright Brothers

What we have here, is an item at the Swann Galleries auction site offering what it calls the most unlikely scoop in journalistic aviation history. What we have here is: Gleanings in Bee Culture, which, as far as anyone can … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #58 – New “Voisin” Biplane, 1911.

History Behind The Card:  New “Voisin” Biplane, 1911. Card #58 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut issue Gabriel Voisin, February 5, 1880 in Belleville-sur-Saône, France – December 25, 1973 in Ozenay, France; Charles Voisin, July … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #46 – “Herring-Curtiss”.

History Behind The Card: “Herring-Curtiss” Biplane. Card #46 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Glenn Hammond Curtiss, in Hammondsport, New York, United States of America, May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930, Buffalo, New York, United States of … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #36 – Professor Langley’s Aerodrome

History Behind The Card: Professor Langley’s Aerodrome Card #36 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Samuel Pierpont Langley, August 22, 1834 – February 27, 1906, Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States of America; Charles Matthews Manly, April 24, 1876 – … 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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Wills’s Aviation Card #32 – Chanute 1895

History Behind The Card: Chanute , 1895 Name: Octave Alexandre Chanute, February 18, 1832 in Paris, France – November 23, 1910, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Although Octave Chanute was born in France, he and his family moved to … Continue reading

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French Military Dirigible “Colonel Renard” – Wills’s Aviation #22

History Behind The Card: French Military Dirigible “Colonel Renard.” Card #21 of 50, W.D. & H.O. Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Colonel Charles Renard, 1847-1905, France Adolphe Clément-Bayard, 1855-1928, France Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe, 1846-1919, France Captain Arthur Constantin … Continue reading

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Birth Of The Military Airplane

Even though the Wright Brothers had first flown an airplane on December 17, 1903, they kept their achievement a secret for a number of years, finally revealing to the world that they were indeed the inventors of heavier-than-air sustainable flight. … Continue reading

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Original Poster Art Celebrating 1909 Return Of The Wright Brothers To USA

Here’s a very cool poster featuring the Wright Brothers and their celebrated return home from Europe back to their hometown of Dayton, Ohio… in a two-day event to be celebrated on June 17-19, 1909. When the Wrights returned to America … Continue reading

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