The Oklahoma Aviation Story

Proceedings: Fifth National Aviation Clinic, 1947. Springfield, Illinois: National Aeronautic Association, 1947. Neprud, Robert E. Flying Minute Men: The Story of the Civil Air Patrol. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc., 1948.

The Oklahoma Aviation Story

The Oklahoma Aviation Story

To celebrate the centennial of powered flight, this lavishly illustrated history acknowledges Oklahoma's contributions to this marvelous adventure. Included are such familiar names as Lindbergh, Earhart, and Wiley Post, plus great Americana, from balloonist Professor Gibbs and his dog through "Wrong Way" Corrigan and unfamiliar heroes such as the first African American transcontinental aviators and the Mercury women astronauts, including trainee Jerrie Cobb.

The Aviation History

A further feature will be a so-called 'Self Repairing Flight Control Capability', which will allow the aircraft to ... The cover story for the technology was that a black box in the nose of the aircraft was able to deflect the radar; ...

The Aviation History

The Aviation History

According to Aulus Gellius, Archytas, the Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, statesman, and strategist, was reputed to have designed and built, around 400 BC, the first artificial, self-propelled flying device, a bird-shaped model propelled by a jet of what was probably steam, said to have actually flown some 200 metres. This machine, which its inventor called The Pigeon, may have been suspended on a wire or pivot for its flight. The 9th century Muslim Berber inventor, Abbas Ibn Firnas's glider is considered by John Harding to be the first attempt at heavier-than-air flight in aviation history. In 1010 AD an English monk, Eilmer of Malmesbury purportedly piloted a primitive gliding craft from the tower of Malmesbury Abbey. Eilmer was said to have flown over 200 yards (180 m) before landing, breaking both his legs. He later remarked that the only reason he did not fly further was because he forgot to give it a tail, and he was about to add one when his concerned Abbot forbade him any further experiments. Bartolomeu de Gusmao, Brazil and Portugal, an experimenter with early airship designs. In 1709 demonstrated a small airship model before the Portuguese court, but never succeeded with a full-scale model. Pilatre de Rozier, Paris, France, first trip by a human in a free-flying balloon (the Montgolfiere), built by Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, . 9 km covered in 25 minutes on October 15, 1783. (see Le Globe below for first unmanned flight, 2 months earlier) Professor Jacques Charles and Les Freres Robert, two French brothers, Anne-Jean and Nicolas-Louis, variously shared three milestones of pioneering flight: Le Globe, the first unmanned hydrogen gas balloon flew on 26 August 1783. On 1 December 1783 La Charliere piloted by Jacques Charles and Nicolas-Louis Robert made the first manned hydrogen balloon flight. In 1951, the Lockheed XFV-1 and the Convair XFY tailsitters were both designed around the Allison YT40 turboprop engine drivin

The Aviation History of Greater Riverside

Riverside County is home to a rich cultural history and, most notably, a proud tradition of aviation. ... Riverside's history is filled with remarkable stories, such as the creation of the March Air Force Base.

The Aviation History of Greater Riverside

The Aviation History of Greater Riverside

Ever since aircraft changed the scope of the First World War, flight became both a passion and business in Riverside. Early barnstormers needed places to park, refuel and service their aircraft, so airports started popping up. Alessandro Field became March Field in 1918. By World War II, seventy-five thousand troops were deployed at March. Today's March Joint Air Reserve Base has been a vital wartime training and relay installation and a sentinel of peacetime. In 1925, Roman Warren, known as the "Cowboy Aviator," established Riverside Airport, which later became Flabob Airport. Take to the air with authors Marge and Tony Bitetti as they trace Greater Riverside's history of flight--from Banning, Corona and Riverside Municipal Airports to Perris Airport, Skylark Field and others.

The Army Aviation Story

As such , Colonel Neel became the first board certified flight surgeon in Army history . He was assigned to Fort Rucker after this training and subsequently became hospital commander and flight surgeon for the Aviation Center ...

The Army Aviation Story

The Army Aviation Story


United States Army Aviation Digest

25From documents in Memorialization File 8-10 ; Richard Tierney and Fred Montgom12 " U.S. Army Aviation Center History , 1954- in ABHO . ery , The Army Aviation Story , ( Northport , 1964 , ” p . 50 , passim ; notes on telephone ...

United States Army Aviation Digest

United States Army Aviation Digest


The Spectacle of Flight

But whatever one thinks about Balbo's politics , his seven years at the helm of the Italian Air Ministry were an important aspect of the aviation story during the interwar years and they have to be put in a deeper context that looks ...

The Spectacle of Flight

The Spectacle of Flight

From historian Wohl comes an extraordinary account of the development of aviation and the heroism, romance, adventure, and shattered dreams that followed. Archival photos.

Army History

Book Review by Edgar F. Raines , Jr. A History of Army Aviation , 1950-1962 by Richard P. Weinert Office of the Command Historian , U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command ( TRADOC ) . 318 pp . Weinert's good work and to the ...

Army History

Army History


Naval Aviation News

The Coast Guard promptly accepted , since it shares a similar sea - going heritage and tradition , and also has its own exciting aviation story to tell a story of gallantry , quiet courage and sacrifice in its multimission service on ...

Naval Aviation News

Naval Aviation News


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