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“Alas, that he must fly on Sunday!”

On Sunday, March 14, 1915, Bishop Milton Wright wrote the following lines in his daily diary: …Lincoln Beachy fell 7,000 ft to his death in San Francisco Bay, to-day, in his second flight, on a monoplane. Alas, that he must … Continue reading

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President Taft presents Medals to Wright Brothers, 1909

On June 10, 1909, U.S. President William Howard Taft presented Wilbur and Orville Wright with the Aero Club of America gold medals in the East Room of the White House, before an assembly of over 1,000 people. The above photograph … Continue reading

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Georg Gunermann’s Time Flying

In August 1918, towards the very end of World War I, Georg Gunermann took pilot training at Flugwerft Schleißheim and Flugwerft Milbertshofen, not far from Munich. (Flugwerft Schleißheim was reopened to exhibit aircraft as part of the Deutsches Museum in … Continue reading

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