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Best set of flight photos, so far

Postby JoeF » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:08 pm

Thanks to Rick Masters for a link to what might be the most extensive set of flight photos regarding experiments supervised by Octave Chanute:
In article: Thanks to the research and provision efforts by colleague Simone Short

OCTAVE CHANUTE'S GLIDING EXPERIMENTS.
An ADDRESS* by OCTAVE CHANUTE, C. E., Mem. W. S. E.
(* Illustrated by lantern slides.)
Delivered 20th of October, 1897.

With remarks by Augustus Herring.

Published in the
Journal of the Western Society of Engineers, Vol.2, 1897. XX.
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Re: Octave Chanute: Planes and Trains

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:30 pm

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The Post-Star
(Glens Falls, New York)
20 Jan 1977, Thu
Page 3

He flew his hand glider through the hair.         :lol:
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Re: Octave Chanute: Planes and Trains

Postby Frank Colver » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:33 am

Bummer!

My Skysail burned up in the San Diego Aerospace Museum fire along with some fine historic aircraft.

We put these historic artifacts in museums thinking they are preserved forever but all it takes is one fire to destroy them.


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Re: Octave Chanute: Planes and Trains

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:54 am

I just found this excellent video linked on the World Hang Gliding Association web site:



Thanks to Simine for the video!!

Update: In reviewing this topic, I see that Joe had already linked to this video, but I had missed it. So I'll let this post be a reminder of how much rich hang gliding history has been entrusted to the pages of the U.S. Hawks forum - more than most of us can remember. Thanks to all who've participated.
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