History of Aviation

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American Airpower Heritage Museum __ Here you can take a virtual tour of the museum, learn about its operation and goals. - illustrated - from airpowermuseum.org - http://www.airpowermuseum.org/ 

Australian Aviation Pioneers, 1850-2000 __ "This site celebrates the history and future of Australian Aviation. Hargrave, Duigan and their contemporaries through to the 21st century UAV Aerosonde" - illustrated - From monash.edu.au - http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/biography1.html 

AvHistory Home Page __ You will find many articles about aviation history. As the site's author states: "This site is NOT an official site for anyone except myself." Well, official for anybody or not, it is well worth a visit. - illustrated - From by Randy Wilson - http://rwebs.net/avhistory/ 

Aviation History in Canada - Canadian Museum of Flight __ Learn about legends in Canadian aviation history and visit the museum art gallery. - illustrated - From canadianflight.org - http://www.canadianflight.org/history/index.htm 

The Aviation History Online Museum __ "Browse through a selection of airplane photographs from the beginning of aviation history to the present day. Take a virtual tour of the Garber restoration facility, where historic aircraft are refurbished before being put on display in museums. This site offers technical specifications and histories of airplanes from around the world." - illustrated - From aviation-history.com - http://www.aviation-history.com/ 

Aviation Pioneers : An Anthology __ Hundreds of pioneers in aviation history are listed in this anthology. - illustrated - From ctie.monash.edu.au - http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/pioneers.html 

Aviation Resource - Aviation History __ This site traces the history of flight from 400BCE to the present and provides a short narrative of each major event in the development of aviation. - illustrated - From Matthew Koop - http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/4294/history/ 


Flight-History.com - Your Online Aviation Community __ "Flight-History.com is your on-line resource for aviation history. Featuring the early days of flight, the dawn of commercial airlines and the dedicated flight crews of World War II." - illustrated - From flight-history.com - http://www.flight-history.com/
The Flying Machines Website __ "Flying Machines and Aerial Contrivances Before The Wright Brothers...Before the Wright Brothers achieved the first successful heavier-than-air controlled flight on December 17, 1903, hundreds of women and men attempted to fly, in airships, gliders and aeroplanes, and many did go aloft in gas and hot-air balloons. This site documents a number of those pre-Wright attempts at heavier-than-air flight, as well as significant events and thoughts which contributed to the ultimate success of powered, heavier-than-air human flight." - illustrated - From flyingmachines.org - http://www.flyingmachines.org/ 

The Hugo Junkers Homepage __ "You will find information about all aircraft and engines, developed by Hugo Junkers, the famous German aviation pioneer, between 1915 and 1933, as well as by the Junkers Flugzeugwerke AG, which became Germany's No. 1 Nazi Weapon Factory after the death of Hugo Junkers in 1934." - illustrated - From Horst Zoeller - http://www.geocities.com/hjunkers/ 

Naval Aviation History Branch __ Jam-packed with information about Naval flight history. Many sections and a long list of click to read documents, most of which are PDF format. Acrobat Reader needed. - illustrated - From US Department of the Navy - http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/nhcorg4.htm 

Royal Air Force Museum - aircraft, military aviation pictures & information __ "The Royal Air Force RAF Museum official web site contains pictures, photos and information on military aviation, including all planes and aircraft in the Hendon & Cosford collections" - illustrated - From rafmuseum.org.uk - http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/ 

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Homepage __ NASM maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight. You will find online articles and resources. - illustrated - From Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - http://www.nasm.si.edu/ 

Welcome to The Aerodrome - Aces and Aircraft of World War I __ "Honoring the aces of World War I, the medals and decorations they received and the aircraft they flew." - illustrated - From theaerodrome.com - http://www.theaerodrome.com/index.html 

Women in Aviation History __ "Since the Wright Brothers took flight in 1903, women have made a significant contribution to aviation." This site provides just a small sampling of the contributions women have made to the field of aviation in a series of click-to-read biographical sketches. - illustrated - From ninety-nines.org - http://www.ninety-nines.org/bios.html 


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