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Aviation History – Digital Collections & Articles on Aviation, Free Online

Katherine Stinson preparing biplane for takeoff,” 1908

Aviation History – Digital Collections & Articles on Aviation, Free Online

Aviation history articles about the Berlin airlift, Airplane passenger service in 1919, the U.S. Army Air Force in the UK in WW2, the Future of Trans-Atlantic Flight as seen in 1919, and American women in aviation.history. Plus copies of the Wright Brothers’ early patents, issues of an early British aviation magazine, and a link to the Century Past Library Air & Space Flight collection of free books.

1. Documents on the Berlin Airlift of 1948, at the Truman Presidential Library.

2. “Airplane Passenger Service of Today” Article in “Scientific American” magazine, August 1919.

3. American Air Museum in Britain: An interactive online archive of images and information.

4. Wright Brothers’ Aircraft Patents 1903-1906, with drawings. Images at the Library of Congress.

5. “Future of TransAtlantic Flight”. 1919 article looking forward to an age of dirigibles (blimps).

6. “American Aviatrixes”; An online history of women fliers in the history of aviation, with historic photos. Includes a section on the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) of WW2.

7. Jacqueline Cochran and the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) of WW2; documents online at the Eisenhower Presidential Library.

8. Aero; 1909-1913; An early British aviation magazine. Selected issues available. 

9. Books on Aviation & Aviation.History: Giant collection of free online books about Air and Space Flight, here at the Century Past Library.

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