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" I am about to begin a systematic study of the subject in preparation for practical work to which I expect to devote what time I can spare from my regular business. I wish to obtain such papers as the Smithsonian Institution has published on this subject,... "
Innovation and the Development of Flight - Page 28
edited by - 1999 - 335 pages
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A History of Aerodynamics: And Its Impact on Flying Machines

John David Anderson, John D. Anderson, Jr - Science - 1998 - 478 pages
...letter of May 30 indicated no knowledge of such material, but it was strong on purpose and modesty: I am about to begin a systematic study of the subject in...devote what time I can spare from my regular business. I wish to obtain such papers as the Smithsonian Institution has published on this subject, and if possible...
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To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

James Tobin - History - 2003 - 433 pages
...the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine ... I am about to begin a systematic study of the subject in...devote what time I can spare from my regular business. I wish to obtain such papers as the Smithsonian Institution has published on this subject, and if possible...
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Race to the Sky: The Wright Brothers Versus the United States Government

Stephen B. Goddard - History - 2003 - 222 pages
...Whom was the writer hoping to impress? Did he think that Langley himself might read his letter? "I am about to begin a systematic study of the subject in...devote what time I can spare from my regular business," Wright explained. He requested whatever papers might be available in English on the subject. "I am...
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The Wright Way: 7 Problem-Solving Principles from the Wright Brothers That ...

Mark EPPLER - Business & Economics - 2003 - 224 pages
...1899, requesting aeronautical information, he stated his intentions upfront. "I intend," he wrote, "to begin a systematic study of the subject in preparation for practical work." For the Wright brothers, preparation — or early planning — was the starting point of all endeavors....
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To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

James Tobin - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 448 pages
...the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine ... I am about to begin a systematic study of the subject in...practical work to which I expect to devote what time 1 can spare from my regular business. I wish to obtain such papers as the Smithsonian Institution has...
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Orville Wright: The Flyer

Janet Benge, Geoff Benge - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 204 pages
...Marey's and Jamieson's books published by Appleton's and various magazine and cyclopedia articles. I am about to begin a systematic study of the subject in...devote what time I can spare from my regular business. I wish to obtain such papers as the Smithsonian Institution has published on the subject, and if possible...
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