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Tag Archives: aviation

GABRIEL VOISIN VS THE WRIGHT BROS.

WELCOME TO today’s debate. Its topic, who invented the aeroplane? The Wright Bros. of Dayton, Ohio? Or Gabriel Voisin of Billancourt, Paris, France? In composing the Wright Bros. argument, I used … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

OUTDATED ENGINEERING WINS THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

THE HAWKER Hurricane had old fashioned design elements even when introduced in 1935. And, yes, it was technically outshone by the Supermarine Spitfire coming along several years later. But the … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

WILBUR WOWS ‘EM AT LE MANS

AVIATION HISTORY was made on August 8, 1908, not far from Le Mans, when Wilbur Wright showed Europeans the absolute state of aeroplane art. He did this just off what’s … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 1 Comment