Martyrs of Aviation

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) Jan 1, 1911

Washington Post – Jan 1, 1911

The deaths of Hoxsey and Moisant were headline news  in many newspapers on New Year’s Day, 1911.

Also from the Washington Post of Jan 1, 1911. These are the aviation deaths that occurred in 1910. The newspaper also had deaths listed for 1909 and 1908.

The Lincoln Evening News – Jan 2, 1911

Higher Education = Aviation taught in schools.

For those armchair aviators,  The Daily Review also printed this crafty little contraption in their paper:


What it should look like —

How to build it —

The pieces — Click images to enlarge —

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) Jan 1, 1911


There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings.

— Wilbur Wright, 1905.


“Feathers shall raise men even as they do birds towards heaven :— That is by letters written with their quills.”

— Leonardo da Vinci, English translation by Edward McCurdy

Quotes from Great Aviation Quotes

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