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the scientific kites of Alexander Graham Bell (via)

“Alexander Graham Bell (right) and his assistants observing the progress of one of his tetrahedral kites” (via)

Alexander Graham Bell (right) and his assistants observing the progress of one of his tetrahedral kites” (via)

Feb 6
“To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Thomas Alva Edison, a citizen of the United States, and residing at Llewellyn Park, Orange, County of Essex, and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Flying Machines…” (via)

To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Thomas Alva Edison, a citizen of the United States, and residing at Llewellyn Park, Orange, County of Essex, and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Flying Machines…” (via)

Nov 2
“Wiley Post walks slightly bent over toward the Winnie Mae, in preparation for a pressure-suit, airplane compatibility test. Note the criss-crossing support cords that help to keep the helmet from rising too high when the suit is inflated. The helmet faceplate is off. It was screwed on later when pressurization was necessary”


via a great download about Wiley Post, from the Smithsonian Annals of Flight

Wiley Post walks slightly bent over toward the Winnie Mae, in preparation for a pressure-suit, airplane compatibility test. Note the criss-crossing support cords that help to keep the helmet from rising too high when the suit is inflated. The helmet faceplate is off. It was screwed on later when pressurization was necessary”


via a great download about Wiley Post, from the Smithsonian Annals of Flight

Nov 2
“Wiley Post shows off his inflated full-pressure suit in front of the Winnie Mae. Note the wingnut on Post’s shoulder, just behind the helmet.The oxygen generator is on the ground next to Post, connected to the left side of the visor.The position of Post’s arms shows the relative stiffness of the inflated suit, something that would hamper pressure suit development for another 50 years.” 

Photo from an incredible free download of "Dressing for Altitude U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits–Wiley Post to Space Shuttle", by Dennis R. Jenkins

Wiley Post shows off his inflated full-pressure suit in front of the Winnie Mae. Note the wingnut on Post’s shoulder, just behind the helmet.The oxygen generator is on the ground next to Post, connected to the left side of the visor.The position of Post’s arms shows the relative stiffness of the inflated suit, something that would hamper pressure suit development for another 50 years.”

Photo from an incredible free download of "Dressing for Altitude U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits–Wiley Post to Space Shuttle", by Dennis R. Jenkins

Nov 2
"Full-length view of the first pressure suit made by Wiley Post, constructed at the BF Goodrich plant in California, 1934. This suit had no restraint system and Post was unable to bend his joints when pressurized. The book Spacesuits: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Collection states that this was the first of the three pressure suits made for Post.” (via)

"Full-length view of the first pressure suit made by Wiley Post, constructed at the BF Goodrich plant in California, 1934. This suit had no restraint system and Post was unable to bend his joints when pressurized. The book Spacesuits: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Collection states that this was the first of the three pressure suits made for Post.” (via)

"STANDING LIKE STATELY SENTINELS AROUND THE PORTALS OF HEAVEN"

A engraving from “Through The Air, A narrative of Forty Years Experience as an Aeronaut”, by John Wise, 1873 (via)

"STANDING LIKE STATELY SENTINELS AROUND THE PORTALS OF HEAVEN"

A engraving from “Through The Air, A narrative of Forty Years Experience as an Aeronaut”, by John Wise, 1873 (via)

"Commander Frank Erickson hoists Igor Sikorsky" (via)

"Commander Frank Erickson hoists Igor Sikorsky" (via)

“Farman, Ghent, May 30, 08 [sends a sounding-balloon to appreciate the wind] : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol]” (via)

Farman, Ghent, May 30, 08 [sends a sounding-balloon to appreciate the wind] : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol]” (via)

Étienne Oehmichen (1884-1955): engineer, helicopter and blimp designer, biologist: studier of bird and insect wings (via)

Étienne Oehmichen (1884-1955): engineer, helicopter and blimp designer, biologist: studier of bird and insect wings (via)

"AIRPLANE , LILIENTHAL GLIDER, BAT , AVIATION HISTORY SERIES, SOVIET RUSSIA USSR , OLD CARD 1930s” (via)

"AIRPLANE , LILIENTHAL GLIDER, BAT , AVIATION HISTORY SERIES, SOVIET RUSSIA USSR , OLD CARD 1930s” (via)

Oct 3
“Katherine Stinson learned to fly at age 16 and founded Stinson Aviation Co. with her mother, Emma. Flying out of Cicero Field, Stinson went on to be one of the best known stunt pilots and was the first woman to deliver air mail. Stinson is pictured in this 1915 photo, five years before her flying career grounded by tuberculosis. She died in 1977.” (via)

see also, from Tumblr user Kateoplis

Katherine Stinson learned to fly at age 16 and founded Stinson Aviation Co. with her mother, Emma. Flying out of Cicero Field, Stinson went on to be one of the best known stunt pilots and was the first woman to deliver air mail. Stinson is pictured in this 1915 photo, five years before her flying career grounded by tuberculosis. She died in 1977.” (via)

see also, from Tumblr user Kateoplis

Oct 3
“Louis Paulhan in a race” (via)

Louis Paulhan in a race” (via)

Oct 1
Claude Grahame White and mascot, circa 1910 (via)

Claude Grahame White and mascot, circa 1910 (via)

Auguste Antoine Piccard, pioneer, physicist, inventor, explorer, Tintin and StarTrek character name inspiration (via)

Auguste Antoine Piccard, pioneer, physicist, inventor, explorer, Tintin and StarTrek character name inspiration (via)