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Aviators: THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

Wilbur and Orville Wright were two brothers from the heartland of America with a vision as sweeping as the sky and a practicality as down-to-earth as the Wright...

AERONAUTICS: The Air Horse

Transportation is essentially a matter of horses. First the two-legged human horse; then the four-legged horse; then the iron horse; now the air horse...

AERONAUTICS: Wright vs. Manly

In the Smithsonian Institution at Washington stands a very old airplane with a stern but bedraggled air, like that of a dead buzzard stuffed by an inexpert...

AERONAUTICS: Langley vs. Wright

Wilbur and Orville Wright made their first flights at Kitty Hawk, N. C., on Dec. 17, 1903. For more than 20 years, the machine they used has been faithfully...

National Affairs: Biggest Field

"Much air has passed through the slipstream," said Secretary of War Dwight Filley Davis last week, "since the Wright Brothers flew a weird contraption over the...

AERONAUTICS: Museum Piece

In the famed air museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., where the Spirit of St. Louis will be rolled to rest after her current journeys, the...

People: Sweep in the Nation's Attic

In the vast, quiet, faintly musty, gewgaw-cluttered chambers of the antique, red brick Smithsonian Institution, history is put to rest—there goes good news when...

AERONAUTICS: 25 Years

(See front cover) Dec. 17, 1903, Orville Wright, at Kitty Hawk,* N. C., made the first airplane flight in history. His brother Wilbur who had helped him...

AERONAUTICS: International Conference

For I dip't into the future, Far as human eye could see. Saw the vision of the world, And all the wonder that would be, Saw the Heavens fill with...

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