Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chicago Flyover

This picture was taken in 1911, and shows an early biplane flying over the city of Chicago. What an amazing site this must have been. I am impressed with how quickly flight technology developed after the Wright Brother's first flight.

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  1. If you are fascinated by planes, you should read Bedrg's Lindberg - it has a ton of stuff on the development of aviation.

    -XC

    PS - I think you meant "sight" instead of "site."

    PPS - And there was no panic caused by the flyover.

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  2. The biggest problem with flight, then and now, has been the engine, not the airframe. Second place would probably go to materials science. Hard to fly a rock unless you have hydrazine powered rocket engines.

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  3. Really like this photo. Must have been summer as it appears there are windows open in the large handsome building.

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  4. SmartGirl,
    I had the H1 for many years before we moved here. It was fun. I sold it before we moved to West Texas, because there was no one here that could work on it. Hated to see it go.
    PJM

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  5. I have flown on several kinds of aircraft, from jetliners to helicopters and many small craft including a 1927 (replica) Great Lakes open cockpit biplane.
    I will never fly in a balloon or ultralight, of my own free will.
    A couple of days ago an ultralight crashed near here, killing the pilot and passenger.

    I agree with PJM,Texas is a great place to live. I left a couple of times, for few years but, I'm back in the Texas hill country for the remainder, until that last "BIG" trip.

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