Time-Life Books - First Aviators. PDF

PDF Another great bathroom read....and not a bad overview of the post-Wright Brothers early history of aviation...that is the first aviators, especially in France, who advanced the science, sport, and business of flying beyond the Wright Brothers.There's also some information on how the Wright Brothers lost their lead in the aviation industry-mostly by refusing to innovate and instead spending their time in fruitless attempts to block others from profiting on their discovery.The fact that the Smithsonian Institution (who had their own horse in the race to be the first to fly that didn't pan out) back Glenn Curtiss in a bid to prove that the Wright Brothers weren't the first to fly was surprising in an amusing sort of way.The more things change, I guess...

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