Contact!: The Story of the Early Aviators

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Courier Dover Publications, 2002 - Transportation - 277 pages
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This informative account recaptures the thrill of the pioneering days of aviation, back before flying was taken for granted. Among the significant and colorful figures covered are the Wright Brothers, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Henry Farman, Glenn H. Curtiss, and other aviators from around the world. 84 black-and-white illustrations.
  

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Contents

ONE The Early Z?irds
1
Pioneer aeroplanes
4
The Wrights Flyer Kitty Hawk
14
TWO The Spreading of Wings
15
Alexander Graham Bell and experimental
25
THREE QAwalzening in France
32
Alberto SantosDumont
36
Henry Farman at IssylesMoulineaux
42
Blériot factory at Levallois
124
Newspaper illustration of Circuit of
132
Earle Ovington airmail delivery
138
King
140
Martin newspaper delivery 146
150
Transporting a Deperdussin
156
EIGHT Over the Waves 101
161
Eugene Ely taking ofl from cruiser
162

R E P monoplane
49
Orville Wright at Army trials
56
Blériot Model XI monoplane
68
Hubert Lathams Antoinette at Rheims
75
French pioneers at Rheims
84
Program for Los Angeles aviation meet
90
Robert Martinet in Henry Farman
97
Pioneers of flight biplanes
104
Original Nieuport monoplane
118
Three hydroaeroplanes biplanes
168
Hydroaeroplane being lifted aboard
174
NINE esters of the J1T
177
Robert Thelen in Albatros biplane
184
Crombez in standard Deperdussin
190
Charles Frank Niles in Moisant
199
ELEVEN War Clouds
222
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