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CHRONICLE OF AVIATION—1921

THE ROARING TWENTIES followed the roar of warfare, the latter including unprecedented combat in the air. Bombers were converted to passenger service. Surplus fighter planes gave barnstormers a peacetime career. … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

LOUIS BREGUET—A MAN AHEAD OF HIS TIME PART 2

THE NAME BREGUET is associated with time, but French pioneer aviator Louis Breguet was ahead of his. Here in Part 2, we see him as aviation entrepreneur, visionary, and theoretician. … Continue reading

May 28, 2020 · 2 Comments

LOUIS BREGUET—A MAN AHEAD OF HIS TIME PART 1

FRENCHMAN LOUIS BREGUET was the great-great-grandson of famed horologist Abraham-Louis Breguet. By contrast, Louis Breguet was an aviation pioneer, yet very much ahead of his time. Indeed, one of his … Continue reading

May 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

LUCIEN BOSSOUTROT—A SORT OF FRENCH CHARLES LINDBERGH/STEVE MCQUEEN/BERNIE SANDERS/ NOAM CHOMSKY PART 1

LUCIEN BOSSOUTROT’S ATTRIBUTES were revealed from my reading a short item in Chronicle of Aviation, Bill Gunston, editor in chief, JL International, 1992: The item’s title reads “Nomads Rescue Stranded … Continue reading

April 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

IMAGES FROM AVIATION’S GOLDEN AGE

THE GOLDEN AGE of aviation is regarded as being the 1920s and 1930s. As noted by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, “Airplanes evolved from wood-and-fabric biplanes to streamlined … Continue reading

September 30, 2019 · Leave a comment