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Tag Archives: Eugene Ely

EARLY SEA-GOING AVIATION

SAMUEL PIERPONT Langley demonstrated that his 1896 AĆ«rodrome No. 5, an unpiloted model aircraft, could be spring-catapulted aloft from a boat. Two later attempts with a larger version tossed both … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

CARRIER OPPS, 100 YEARS AGO

IT WAS less than a decade after the Wright Bros. first flew that an aeroplane took off from and landed on a ship. These aviation firsts were accomplished by the … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 1 Comment