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Simine Short is an aviation historian who has researched and written extensively on the history of motorless flight. Her first book, Glider Mail: An Aerophilatelic Handbook, received numerous research awards worldwide and is considered a standard reference by aerophilatelists and aviation researchers. She … Continue reading

Recently the publication, Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft declared at that aviator Gustave Whitehead, instead of the Wright brothers, was the first to take to the air in the sustained operation of a flying machine. The claim has caused quite a dustup amongst … Continue reading