Aviation history; Nine articles & digital collections free & online

Aviation history articles about the Berlin airlift, Airplane passenger service in 1919, American Air Museum in the UK, The Future of Trans-Atlantic Flight as seen in 1919, and two articles about American woman pilots. Also copies of some of the Wright Brothers’ early patents, links to early aviation books, and ‘Aero’; an early British aviation magazine.

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


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


3. American Air Museum in Britain


4. Wright Brothers’ Patents, filed 1903. Images online at Library of Congress


5. “Future of TransAtlantic Flight”. 1919 Article looking forward to an age of dirigibles


6. “American Aviatrixes”; short history of women fliers. Digital Public Library of America


7. Some early books on Aviation


8. Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of WW2; documents in Eisenhower Library


9. Aero, an early British aviation magazine. 1909-1913


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