Viewing page 45 of 228
It looks like you're using a mobile device. We recommend using a physical keyboard for transcription entry.
23 MISS TINY BROADRICK. First girl to jump from a flying machine, jumping from a ship with Glenn Martin at the controls. CHARLES E. TAYLOR. That great old mechanic that built the first engines that made it possible for the Wright Bros. to be the first to fly any distance. ROBERT J. COLLIER. First amateur flyer and patron of aviation. In 1911 he loaned his Wright machine to the U.S. Government for use on the Mexican border, to be used by Capt. Benjamin D. Foulios and Phil, O. Parmelee, carrying messages to Col. Squier by air. MICKEY McGUIRE. The wild Irish rose of the sky. Mickey was the first to throuw bombs by hand at the Mexicans when Pancho Villa was fighting the Carranzistas. DAN KRAMER, the boy who quit an engineer's job to become a very fine aviator in the early days of the old Cicero air field. EDDIE B. HEATH. Eddie's Aerial Vehicle Co. sold everything for air craft in the early days, and he manufactured and flew the famous Heath Parasol, one of the first small aeroplanes sold in a knocked-down condition for students learning the art of assembling a plane and learning to fly. EVAN J. PARKER, early mechanic who started in as an air ship pilot and later became a great exhibition aviator. TOM W. BENOIST was classed as one of the pioneers in the aeronautical supply business. He experimented with dirigibles then opened up a flying school at Kinlock Park for those who wanted to learn to fly his famour Benoist biplane. He built the famous Benoist flying boat flown by Anthony Jannus and many others. Lt. BENJAMIN D. FOULOUIS - Army's early flyer in point of service. One of the Lt's early achievements was to put wheels on the Army Wright machine that until then had to take off with the help of a catapult and slide on
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.