Category : Early Aviation

Adcock & Brown’s Historic Flight in 1919
Adcock & Brown’s Historic Flight in 1919

At quarter past midnight . . Alcock stood up in the cockpit, reached forward with his hand to DIG his fingers into Brown’s shoulder . . personal excitement . . somehow arching . . through powerful fingers. Dug ’em in . .HARD ! . .As he pointed . . UP ! There’s VEGA AND . ..

Jack Knight
Jack Knight

James Herbert Brockett (14 March 1892 – 24 February 1945), was an American pilot who made the first overnight transcontinental air mail delivery.  Brockett’s adoptive parents, the Knights, gave him his last name that he would take into the annuals of aviation history. Jack Knight was a close friend of.

WWII CPTP – Plains Airways

WORK IN PROGRESS! PLAINS AIRWAYS, INC. WWII CIVILIAN PILOTS TRAINGING PROGRAM  Plains Airways 1939 LUSCOMBE 8A Aunt Virginia – Granny – Uncle Bob – Cousin Jimmy Lee Osborn – Granddad (Greeley Airport 1944) N-80201 Jackson Hole, Wyoming 1945 First Twin Engine Airplane into the Jackson airport. Pic Walker far left..

How We Made The First Flight by Orville Wright
How We Made The First Flight by Orville Wright

Here’s how the first flight in 1903 came about.  It is in Orville Wrights own words! The forward is by Dr. Paul Garber (Historian Emeritus – Smithsonian Air & Space Museum).   This is a nice look all the way back to the dawn of powered/manned flight. https://www.faa.gov/education/educators/curriculum/k12/media/k-12_how_we_made_the_first_flight_orville_wright.pdf    .