Flying in the Beginning

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection
Artist or Author: Hugh D. Wise
Creation Year: 1896
Summary: A champion of pre motorized flight, this article details the importance of the kite in the design of the airplane. Using his personal research on previous kite cultures, he combines this appreciation and personal experimentation of kite/glider flight to Hargrave and beyond. A forward by General William Mitchell, former Assistant Chief to the Army Air Corps brings to light how original though is applied to the development of the greatest military power in the world. This article ran in American Scientific, 1/7 CW 782000 ...805 Aloft on a Kite String, the kite experiments of Hugh Wise...849 New York Times, January 22, 1897.
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Geographic: United States
Kite Type: Bowed, Box\Cellular, Flat
Materials: Dowel, Cotton
Significance: Historical, Scientific