"Manfred von Richthofen's Last Flight" by Gary Weaver depicts one viewpoint in the long standing debate. As an artist, Gary believes in creating an experience in a dynamic setting to bring the subject to life.
Testing the Military Flyer at Fort Myer, 1908-1909 by David R. Chenoweth
Once the Wright brothers realized that they had built a practical aircraft, their primary focus was selling it to the governments of the world. Here is the account of how they met the U.S. Government's reqirements.
Kept Alive by the Postman by Roger G. Miller, Ph.D.
After the Wrights passed the tests at Fort Myer, the U.S. Army needed pilots. 1st Lt Benjamin D. Foulois claimed to be the first pilot taught by correspondence.
The First Aerial Canoe by John Sanford
The rivalry between the Wrights and Glenn Curtiss comes to an anti-climax as Wilbur flies a canoe up the Hudson river.
The Wright Brothers & France: 1908-1909 by Renald Fortier, Ph.D
By 1908 the French believed they were foremost in aviation. They demanded proof of the Wrights' accomplishments.
Faded Memories: the Wright Brothers & Germany 1908-1913 by Guillaume de Syon
As in naval matters, the Kaiser was playing catch-up in aviation. The Wrights sensed business opportunities.
Witness to Flight
Aviation achievements of the Wights described in recently discovered letters written by their contemporaries
The History of Escradrille SPA--Part One by Frank W. Bailey & Christophe Cony
This article, recently published in French in AVIONS, is being provided courtesy of this French publication.
Rare Birds: Rumpler 6B1 by Peter M. Grosz
Short history and photo essay by Peter M. Grosz. 1/48 scale drawings by Martin Digmayer.(Color profiles--on the back cover--provided by Todd Comeau.)
Between the Lines
Following in the Footsteps of the Wright Brothers | Continuing Our Mandate to Provide New Information on WWI Aviation
Mentioned in Dispatches:
Hours of a Different Color | German Airmen Fatalities in 1916 | More on Frank Seydler and the Ottoman Front | Last Surviving WWI Combat Pilot Dies Request for Flight Books
Between the Bookends:
The Sopwith Pub | Russian Aeroplanes 1914-1918 | Windsock Datafiles No. 93--Caudron G.4 and No. 96--Caudron G.4 | Windsock Datafile No. 95--Staaken R.VI | Windsock Datafile No. 97--Nieuport 29 | Windsock International, Vols 18, Nos. 4-6, and Vol 19, No. 1 | Three Wings for the Red Baron: Von Richthofen, Strategy, Tactics and Airplanes
In Memoriam: Bowman A. Brown, Jr.