Brothers History Aviation
The Wright Stuff - DVD
Narrated by Garrison Keillor, this is the
quintessential American story of two Midwestern boys who believed they could
break the barrier of the air. Where others with government grants and
engineering educations had failed, the Wright Brothers succeeded. 60 min.
Wright Brothers' Flying Machine
The Wrights were inventors, mechanics, risk-takers,
and visionaries who designed and built wings, steering devices, engines, and
a wind tunnel to create their flying machine. Now, follow a team of modern
pilots, builders, and historians as they retrace, rebuild and re-fly planes
built to the century-old specifications. You'll see both the Wrights'
historic flights and the team's attempt to fly their replica. As computer
technology meets dusty artifacts, the Wrights' aviation secrets emerge more
impressive than ever. 60 minutes.
Dreams of Flying.
Despite popular myth, the Wrights were more than just clever bicycle
mechanics with good fortune. In fact, they were years ahead of many leading
inventors of their time. But though Kitty Hawk made them instantly famous,
their patents were challenged and their contributions largely ignored by the
scientific community. Indeed, as you'll see in this dramatic portrait, the
brothers who first conquered space were themselves defeated by the weight of
the world. 50 minutes.
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He showed the world how to fly… before anyone had even heard of the Wright
Brothers. Now, this program combines rare archival footage with the study of
a modern replica as it recounts the colorful and tragic life of
Brazilian-born aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, whose daring exploits -
pioneering the first practical powered balloons and becoming the first to
fly an airplane in Europe - captivated the public and affirmed that mankind
had indeed conquered the skies. 56 minutes.
Wings of Madness
Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight
Hoffman. This book introduces the dashing inventor who entertained Paris
with his airborne antics - barhopping in a little dirigible that he tied to
lampposts, circling around the Eiffel Tower, and crashing into rooftops.
Chronicling the science and history of early aviation, this is a fascinating
glimpse into the mind of an extraordinary and tormented man that also
vividly depicts the sights and sounds of turn-of-the-century Paris. 369
pages, 6"x 8", hardcover.
Wings of Madness - DVD
He showed the world how to fly… before anyone had
even heard of the Wright Brothers. Now, this program combines rare archival
footage with the study of a modern replica as it recounts the colorful and
tragic life of Brazilian-born aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, whose daring
exploits - pioneering the first practical powered balloons and becoming the
first to fly an airplane in Europe - captivated the public and affirmed that
mankind had indeed conquered the skies. 56 minutes.
This incredible 6-DVD set ranges from
short flights across a field to the screaming hypersonic
edge of space as it takes you through dramatic moments in
the history of flight. You'll begin with the Wright brothers
in 1909, follow a 1924 around-the-globe adventure by
airplane, see the maiden flight of the Army's largest
dirigible in 1925, jump to shocking WWII footage of the
tragic raid on the Ploesti oil fields, feel the strain USAF
test pilots, fly over Vietnam in an F-100C fighter jet,
strap in with Neil Armstrong as he leaves the atmosphere in
an X-15 rocket plane, and much more.
6 hrs. 47 min. total
The Magic of Flight - DVD
Originally filmed using IMAX cameras, this video
takes you on a technological thrill ride. Relive the historical first flight
of the Wright brothers, and then soar with the Blue Angels as they defy the
laws of gravity with breathtaking maneuvers. Film highlights and salutes a
variety of modern aircraft and the people who fly them. 82 minutes.
The Wright Brothers
Viewed from the distance of nearly a century, the
Wright Brothers don't seem as heroic as they really were. They had funny
names and wore three-piece suits to the beach. To the modern eye, they look
more like comedians than leading men. But they invented the science of
aeronautics, thinking in three dimensions when the rest of the world
couldn't move beyond two. They made human flight possible, and every
aircraft that has ever flown owes something to their work. 30 Minutes.
The Life, Lies, and Inventions of Harry Atwood.
Mansfield. Recounts the bizarre life of a daredevil pioneer pilot, trained
in the Wright Brothers' school, who became a visionary inventor,
entrepreneur, spellbinding salesman, showman, engineer, manipulator, liar
and deadbeat. In short, it is an honest look at an eccentric genius who was
a little-known but key player in the development of modern aircraft. 324
pgs., 6"x 9", hdbd.
as the Basis of Aviation
This is the work of the creative genius
who inspired the Wright Brothers to investigate the problem of human flight.
Lilienthal's observation, analysis, ingenuity and daring enabled
him to build a series of gliders in which, from 1891 to 1896, he made over
2,000 glides - bridging the gap between those who dreamed of flying
and those who flew. This is an unabridged facsimile of the original edition
first published in 1889. 175 pgs., 6"x 9", softbound.
Pioneer of Flight. Roseberry. A
classic, available again. Portrays Glenn Curtiss, his
company and aircraft. A revealing perspective of the
wrangling between Curtiss and the Wright Brothers, and a
first-class document on the beginnings of powered flight.
Illustrated. 513 pgs., 6"x 9", softbound.
an Early Bird
The Life & Letters of Denys
MacCarron. This is the story of Denys Corbett-Wilson, an
early pioneer aviator who took to the air just a few years
after the Wright Brothers. You'll read of his time at the
Bleriot Flying School, of his first flight across the Irish
Sea, and - through vividly written letters sent to his
mother - of the Royal Flying Corps' earliest use of aircraft
in battle. 224 pages, 60 B&W photographs, 6"x 9",
Greatness & Decline. Eltsher &
Young. Provides a well-documented history of the
Curtiss-Wright organization from its origins with the Wright
Brothers and Glenn Curtiss. First at odds with one another,
the company combined to settle complicated lawsuits. Follows
the declines and expansions through the '20s and '30s and
the mobilization effort for WWII. A fine reference for the
history buff. 215 pgs., 6"x 9", hardbound.
The Early Years
Dick & Patterson. This volume is part of a series
that covers aviation's remarkable early eras by tracing technological
advances and evolving functions through period photographs accompanied by
exquisite images of restored aircraft.
Covering the period from 1900 to 1939, this book explores the eternal
fascination with flight, the events surrounding the Wright brothers' and
other flying pioneers' adventurous first flights, the dramatic development
of military aviation brought about by the First World War, and the rise of
commercial aviation. You'll also read of the great pioneers including
Santos-Dumont, Farman, Bleriot, Caproni, Curtiss, and AV Roe. 240 pages, 157
color and 130 B&W photographs, 9"x 12" hardcover.
Also in the series: The Golden Age (#20973) and World War II (#20974).
The Winged Gospel
America's Romance with Aviation. Corn. From the
time of the Wright brothers' first flight until the end of WWII, Americans
had extraordinary hope for airplanes. Here, you'll read of the fascinating
plans for the future of manned flight (including the Depression-era dream of
"an airplane in every garage"), and of the famous and lesser-known aviators
who became American heroes - Lindbergh, Earhart, Rodgers, and many others.
200 pgs., 40 B&W illustrations, softbound.
World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines
From the Pioneers to the Present Day.
Gunston. This book details every significant aircraft engine - piston, jet
and turbine - developed since the Wright brothers first achieved powered,
controlled flight in 1903. All major manufacturers are covered. 272 pages,
300 B&W photographs, 9"x 11", hardcover.
Solving the 1897 Airship Mystery
Busby. In 1896-97, people from California to
Michigan reported seeing mysterious "airships" high in the night skies. Did
aliens from another planet fly these craft? Did hostile foreigners? Or did
American inventors with private or government backing? This book examines
the evidence and then presents a compelling argument for the existence of a
secret aviation program that predated the Wright brothers' 1903 flight.
Includes numerous maps, diagrams, tables and 5 B&W photographs. 398 pages,
6"x 9", hardcover.
Five years before the Wright Brothers lifted off at
Kitty Hawk, a mysterious airship crashed into the small town of Aurora,
Texas, in the early morning hours of April 19, 1897… at least that's the
story told through the years. Here, you'll explore this fascinating tale in
complete detail, from eyewitness accounts of the crash, through the
examination of mysterious metal found at the site, to the hunt for an alien
graveyard. Even the most adamant debunkers have been baffled by this unusual
UFO! 50 minutes.
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Kitty Hawk - DVD
The Wright Brothers' Journey of
This program documents the Wright brothers' gripping tale of
hardship, perseverance and triumph. Follow their quest for
powered flight with the presentation of rare and unpublished
photos, insights from experts and stunning footage of
replica gliders in flight. Legendary astronauts Neil
Armstrong and John Glenn breathe life into the Wright
brothers' writings by giving voice to Orville and Wilbur,
celebrating 100 years of flight. 1 hr. 55 min.
Early Aviation to 1914
Jarrett, ed. From the earliest experiments with
lighter-than-air craft to the use of kites and models for
development and testing, this book explores the quest to
understand aerodynamics from the dawn of flight to the
beginning of World War I. Includes the Wright brothers,
Bleriot, Farman, Voisin and others to explain why human
flight took so long to achieve and how it was truly a
collaborative effort. 256 pages, 210 B&W photographs and
drawings, 7"x 10", hardcover.
Unlocking the Sky
Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the
Shulman. This book tells the extraordinary story of Glenn Curtiss - a tale
of the race to design, refine, and manufacture a manned aircraft that took
place in the air, on the ground, on the water, and in the courtrooms of
America. Who would be the first to make a workable airplane, and almost as
critical, who would control the right to use or sell this revolutionary
technology? Witness the battles and intrigue of technological change with
players such as the Wright brothers, Henry Ford, and Alexander Graham Bell,
while learning about Glenn Hammond Curtiss, perhaps the greatest aviator and
aeronautical inventor of all time. 256 pages, 6"x 9", softcover.
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