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Early Aviators: Korn Brothers of Jackson Center

In 1908, the Korn brothers—Edward (b. 1888) and Milton (b. 1889)—became interested in flying machines. They found a way to cut down the size of the family farm and establish the first airport in Ohio near Jackson Center in Shelby … Continue reading

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Levitt Luzern Custer: Short Biography

Levitt Luzern Custer was a Dayton-area aviator and inventor, and an associate of Orville Wright. During his lifetime he engaged in pioneering balloon experiments, served as an official timer for flight trials, collaborated with Orville Wright on various projects, and … Continue reading

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“Success…”

On Monday, December 14, 1903, Wilbur Wright made an unsuccessful attempt to fly the power-driven, heavier-than-air machine that he and his brother Orville had developed. After 3.5 seconds in the air, the engine stalled, but luckily Wilbur and the machine … Continue reading

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