Kinkade, Mark
December 2002
Airman;Dec2002, Vol. 46 Issue 12, p2
Focuses on the launching of the first powered flight, a glider by Orville and Wilbur Wright. Interest of the Wright brothers in aeronautics; Influence of aeronautic engineer Otto Lilienthal on the invention of a home made aircraft; Design of the aircraft. INSETS: Octave Chanute: glider builder turned historian;Life after the first flight;Otto Lilienthal: ready to fly;Samuel Langley: man will fly


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