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Story of the Aeroplane

By C. B. (Charles Burleigh) Galbreath
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  • Story of the Aeroplane
  • Table of Contents
  • The Ocean of Air
  • Early Attempts at Aviation
  • Early Flying Machines
  • Nineteenth Century Experiments
  • Claims of Maxim and Ader
  • Langley’s Tandem Monoplane
  • Experiments with Gliders
  • Aviation at the Beginning of the Present Century
  • The Kite
  • The “Plane” Defined
  • Essentials of the Aeroplane
  • The Wright Brothers and Their Problem
  • Balancing the Machine
  • At Kitty Hawk
  • The First Flight
  • Machine Balanced by Warping of Planes
  • Newspaper Reports Verified
  • Trial Flights at Fort Meyer
  • Fatal Accident
  • Wilbur Wright Wins Fame in France
  • Wright Brothers Honored
  • United States Government Requirements Successfully Met
  • Recent Improvements
  • Future of the Aeroplane
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