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Wings of opportunity : the Wright brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910 : America's first civilian flying school and the city that capitalized on it

Author: Julie Hedgepeth Williams
Publisher: Montgomery, Ala. : NewSouth Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright opened the first US civilian flight school in Montgomery, Alabama. Author Julie Hedgepeth Williams chronicles the short life of this flight school as seen mainly through the eyes of the Alabama press, whose reporting and sometimes mis-reporting "reflected the misconceptions, hopes, dreams, and fears about aviation in 1910, painting a picture of a time when flight was untested,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Hedgepeth Williams
ISBN: 9781588381682 1588381684
OCLC Number: 426252788
Description: 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The runway to the future, 1910 --
The school is founded --
The great spectator sport --
The professor at work --
The students and the student teacher --
Whatever happened to the class of 1910?
Responsibility: Julie Hedgepeth Williams.

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In 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright opened the first US civilian flight school in Montgomery, Alabama. Author Julie Hedgepeth Williams chronicles the short life of this flight school as seen mainly through the eyes of the Alabama press, whose reporting and sometimes mis-reporting "reflected the misconceptions, hopes, dreams, and fears about aviation in 1910, painting a picture of a time when flight was untested, unsteady, and unavailable to most people."--Publisher description.

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