Category Archives: Aviation

Flying Boats, Part IV: “The Catalina”

By Kyle Thede, former SC&A intern and recent graduate of the Wright State University Public History program. Long before Henry Kaiser ever spoke with Howard Hughes about the possibility of building a giant transatlantic cargo craft, flying boats were playing … Continue reading






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Flying Boats, Part III: “Glenn Curtiss”

By Kyle Thede, former SC&A intern and recent graduate of the Wright State University Public History program. Iconic as they remain – and rightfully so – the Wrights were far from the only experimenters in the fledgling field of turn-of-the-century … Continue reading






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Flying Boats, Part II: “The Wright Brothers”

By Kyle Thede, former SC&A intern and recent graduate of the Wright State University Public History program By 1911, the Wilbur and Orville Wright had managed to prove that manned, powered flight was possible, practical, and profitable. They had secured … Continue reading






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