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Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Calif.

Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Calif.

Boarding Gemini VIII

Boarding Gemini VIII

Pineapple sand beach, travel vacation.

Pineapple sand beach, travel vacation.

Pineapples sand beach, travel vacation.

Pineapples sand beach, travel vacation.

Pineapples sand beach, travel vacation.

Pineapples sand beach, travel vacation.

[Airplane over a town at night]

[Airplane over a town at night]

Return of Naval aviators

Return of Naval aviators

Hot coffee for aviators, Mineola

Hot coffee for aviators, Mineola

T.O.M. Sopwith -- Airplane

T.O.M. Sopwith -- Airplane

Studying aeroplane [i.e. airplane] rudder

Studying aeroplane [i.e. airplane] rudder

British aviators consulting

British aviators consulting

Clifford B. Harmon. Seated in airplane.

Clifford B. Harmon. Seated in airplane.

Aviators practicing telegraphy

Aviators practicing telegraphy

World Cruiser airplane

World Cruiser airplane

Aviators, Mineola

Aviators, Mineola

Aviators on Cunard Pier

Aviators on Cunard Pier

Return of Naval aviators

Return of Naval aviators

Jap[anese] army aviators flew 2800 kilo to Choshun

Jap[anese] army aviators flew 2800 kilo to Choshun

Gen. Liggett decorates U.S. aviators

Gen. Liggett decorates U.S. aviators

Aviators at Pittsburgh; Aug. Post, Mars and wife, Curiss and wife, Baldwin and Judge M. Wheeler

Aviators at Pittsburgh; Aug. Post, Mars and wife, Curiss and wife, Baldwin and Judge M. Wheeler

Langley's steam model airplane

Langley's steam model airplane

Airplane of 1909

Airplane of 1909

[E. Lillian Todd standing with her airplane]

[E. Lillian Todd standing with her airplane]

The collapsed Wright airplane photographed just after it struck the ground...

The collapsed Wright airplane photographed just after it struck the ground...

O. Wright flying [in his airplane, crowd on field]

O. Wright flying [in his airplane, crowd on field]

WRIGHT BROTHERS AIRPLANE, ETC. TYPE A PLANE AT FORT MYER

WRIGHT BROTHERS AIRPLANE, ETC. TYPE A PLANE AT FORT MYER

The Wright airplane of 1909 at Ft. Myer, Va.

The Wright airplane of 1909 at Ft. Myer, Va.

[Louis Blériot(?) on his airplane, surrounded by people]

[Louis Blériot(?) on his airplane, surrounded by people]

[Men examining airplane engine]

[Men examining airplane engine]

[Front of Louis Blériot's airplane, showing engine and part of propeller]

[Front of Louis Blériot's airplane, showing engine and part of propeller]

[Second page of The Nation, State and City Welcome the World’s Greatest Aviators (Wilbur and Orville Wright), promotional material, 17-18 June 1909]

[Second page of The Nation, State and City Welcome the World’s Greatest Aviators (Wilbur and Orville Wright), promotional material, 17-18 June 1909]

The Wright airplane of 1909 at Ft. Myer, Va.

The Wright airplane of 1909 at Ft. Myer, Va.

Walter Christie's own design of airplane at the Belmont Park Meet, October 22-31, 1910

Walter Christie's own design of airplane at the Belmont Park Meet, October 22-31, 1910

[Mrs. Glenn Curtiss at the controls of an airplane]

[Mrs. Glenn Curtiss at the controls of an airplane]

Famous Aviators to Compete in International Meeting [The Evening Telegram, 30 October 1910]

Famous Aviators to Compete in International Meeting [The Evening Telegram, 30 October 1910]

World Famous Aviators will Compete at Belmont Park Meet [New York Herald, 16 October 1910]

World Famous Aviators will Compete at Belmont Park Meet [New York Herald, 16 October 1910]

Wonderful Aviators- End Of The Great Tournaments [New York Herald, 1 November 1910]

Wonderful Aviators- End Of The Great Tournaments [New York Herald, 1 November 1910]

[Arch Hoxsey and Gov. Charles S. Deneen in airplane]

[Arch Hoxsey and Gov. Charles S. Deneen in airplane]

Capt. Thos. S. Baldwin, in cockpit of airplane

Capt. Thos. S. Baldwin, in cockpit of airplane

Model Airplane

Model Airplane

Aviators decorated with iron cross: Saenger -- Baas -- Hahn -- Ingold -- Hug -- Bremer -- Reichert

Aviators decorated with iron cross: Saenger -- Baas -- Hahn -- Ingold -- Hug -- Bremer -- Reichert

[Orville seated in Wright airplane with Albert B. Lambert before takeoff; Simms Station, Dayton, Ohio]

[Orville seated in Wright airplane with Albert B. Lambert before takeoff; Simms Station, Dayton, Ohio]

[Men inspecting airplane - "New Curtiss - 2 separate engines"]

[Men inspecting airplane - "New Curtiss - 2 separate engines"]

Los Angeles airplane hat

Los Angeles airplane hat

Swiss Mountain Aviators

Swiss Mountain Aviators

Hubert Latham

Hubert Latham

[Aviator Nick Mamer in Blériot plane, at end of "Circuit de l'Est"]

[Aviator Nick Mamer in Blériot plane, at end of "Circuit de l'Est"]

German Aviators before Rheims

German Aviators before Rheims

[Harry N. Atwood in airplane]

[Harry N. Atwood in airplane]

[BLERIOT AIRPLANE]

[BLERIOT AIRPLANE]

BLERIOT AIRPLANE. C. MURVIN WOOD

BLERIOT AIRPLANE. C. MURVIN WOOD

PECK, PAUL. COMMERCIAL AVIATOR. IN GYRO TYPE PLANE SPONSORED BY BERLINER AT MINEOLA, N.Y.

PECK, PAUL. COMMERCIAL AVIATOR. IN GYRO TYPE PLANE SPONSORED BY BERLINER AT MINEOLA, N.Y.

[Mikhail Effimov, Russian aviator, full-length portrait, seated on airplane, facing front]

[Mikhail Effimov, Russian aviator, full-length portrait, seated on airplane, facing front]

[BLERIOT AIRPLANE]

[BLERIOT AIRPLANE]

BLERIOT AIRPLANE. LT., U.S.A. AVIATOR. LEFT, SHAKING HANDS WITH C. MURVIN WOOD.

BLERIOT AIRPLANE. LT., U.S.A. AVIATOR. LEFT, SHAKING HANDS WITH C. MURVIN WOOD.

[Close-up view of airplane, including the pilot and passenger seats]

[Close-up view of airplane, including the pilot and passenger seats]

Eleven Aviators Fly Over Channel [New York Herald, 4 July 1911]

Eleven Aviators Fly Over Channel [New York Herald, 4 July 1911]

Aeroplanes are 25 Years Ahead of Aviators [New York American, 20 November 1911]

Aeroplanes are 25 Years Ahead of Aviators [New York American, 20 November 1911]

ATWOOD, HARRY. AVIATOR. IN PLANE WITH LEO STEVENS

ATWOOD, HARRY. AVIATOR. IN PLANE WITH LEO STEVENS

WRIGHT BROTHERS AIRPLANE, ETC. HARRY ATWOOD

WRIGHT BROTHERS AIRPLANE, ETC. HARRY ATWOOD

BLERIOT AIRPLANE C. MURVIN WOOD

BLERIOT AIRPLANE C. MURVIN WOOD

[Close-up view of airplane, including the pilot and passenger seats]

[Close-up view of airplane, including the pilot and passenger seats]

WRIGHT BROTHERS AIRPLANE, ETC. HARRY ATWOOD

WRIGHT BROTHERS AIRPLANE, ETC. HARRY ATWOOD

[Cars on beach with airplane overhead and Clarendon Hotel in background, Seabreeze, Daytona Beach, Florida]

[Cars on beach with airplane overhead and Clarendon Hotel in background, Seabreeze, Daytona Beach, Florida]

["Hammond" airplane]

["Hammond" airplane]

[Cars on beach with airplane overhead and Clarendon Hotel in background, Seabreeze, Daytona Beach, Florida]

[Cars on beach with airplane overhead and Clarendon Hotel in background, Seabreeze, Daytona Beach, Florida]

[Airplane flying over water, Daytona, Florida]

[Airplane flying over water, Daytona, Florida]

[Close-up view of airplane, including the pilot and passenger seats]

[Close-up view of airplane, including the pilot and passenger seats]

PECK, PAUL. COMMERCIAL AVIATOR. IN CURTISS TYPE PLANE; COLLEGE PARK

PECK, PAUL. COMMERCIAL AVIATOR. IN CURTISS TYPE PLANE; COLLEGE PARK

ATWOOD, HARRY. AVIATOR. RISING FROM WHITE HOUSE LAWN IN WRIGHT TYPE B PLANE, JULY, 1911

ATWOOD, HARRY. AVIATOR. RISING FROM WHITE HOUSE LAWN IN WRIGHT TYPE B PLANE, JULY, 1911

Bleriot type airplane of American airplane supply co. [i.e., American Aeroplane Supply House?], Garden City, L.I., May 1912

Bleriot type airplane of American airplane supply co. [i.e., American Aeroplane Supply House?], Garden City, L.I., May 1912

CURTISS AIRPLANE. TESTS OF CURTISS PLANE FOR ARMY. GENERAL VIEWS

CURTISS AIRPLANE. TESTS OF CURTISS PLANE FOR ARMY. GENERAL VIEWS

Aviators Approve Refusal of Court to Issue Titles to the Sky [New York Herald, 10 July 1912]

Aviators Approve Refusal of Court to Issue Titles to the Sky [New York Herald, 10 July 1912]

KENNEDY, FRANKLIN. LT., U.S.A. AVIATOR. IN CURTISS DUAL CONTROL AIRPLANE, HEADLESS; COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND

KENNEDY, FRANKLIN. LT., U.S.A. AVIATOR. IN CURTISS DUAL CONTROL AIRPLANE, HEADLESS; COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND

CURTISS AIRPLANE. TESTS OF CURTISS PLANE FOR ARMY. GENERAL VIEWS

CURTISS AIRPLANE. TESTS OF CURTISS PLANE FOR ARMY. GENERAL VIEWS

[Woman and man next to airplane]

[Woman and man next to airplane]

[F.B. Hennessy, Army aviator, three-quarter length portrait, seated at steering wheel of airplane, facing right, in aviator's clothes]

[F.B. Hennessy, Army aviator, three-quarter length portrait, seated at steering wheel of airplane, facing right, in aviator's clothes]

[Group next to airplane]

[Group next to airplane]

CURTISS AIRPLANE. McCURDY, J.A.D., AVIATOR

CURTISS AIRPLANE. McCURDY, J.A.D., AVIATOR

[Woman and man next to airplane]

[Woman and man next to airplane]

Aviators Fly in Forty Mile Gale [New York Herald, 12 August 1912]

Aviators Fly in Forty Mile Gale [New York Herald, 12 August 1912]

CURTISS AIRPLANE. TESTS OF CURTISS PLANE FOR ARMY. SECRETARY OF WAR DICKINSON AND GEN. WOOD

CURTISS AIRPLANE. TESTS OF CURTISS PLANE FOR ARMY. SECRETARY OF WAR DICKINSON AND GEN. WOOD

Aviators Give Good Exhibition [New York Herald, 18 March 1912]

Aviators Give Good Exhibition [New York Herald, 18 March 1912]

Close-up of cock-pits of Bleriot type airplane of the American Aeroplane Supply House, Hempstead, N.Y.

Close-up of cock-pits of Bleriot type airplane of the American Aeroplane Supply House, Hempstead, N.Y.

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

CURTISS AIRPLANE. TESTS OF CURTISS PLANE FOR ARMY. LINCOLN BEACHY

CURTISS AIRPLANE. TESTS OF CURTISS PLANE FOR ARMY. LINCOLN BEACHY

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in  a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

CURTISS, GLENN HAMMOND. AVIATOR, MANUFACTURER. CURTISS AIRPLANE. LANGLEY MEDAL PRESENTED HIM BY SMITHSONIAN, FEBRUARY 13, 1913

CURTISS, GLENN HAMMOND. AVIATOR, MANUFACTURER. CURTISS AIRPLANE. LANGLEY MEDAL PRESENTED HIM BY SMITHSONIAN, FEBRUARY 13, 1913

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

[Lt. Thomas DeWitt Milling and Lt. Sherman in airplane at Texas City after breaking American duration and distance record, March 28, 1913.

[Lt. Thomas DeWitt Milling and Lt. Sherman in airplane at Texas City after breaking American duration and distance record, March 28, 1913.

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

[Arrival of French pilot Marc Bonnier and mechanic Joseph Barnier in  a Nieuport airplane, the first aviators to fly into Jerusalem]

British aviators getting instructions

British aviators getting instructions

An Indian sepot visits the graves of the British aviators who were shot down by the Arabs during the Mesopotamian Campaign

An Indian sepot visits the graves of the British aviators who were shot down by the Arabs during the Mesopotamian Campaign

Turkish airplane in Jerusalem.

Turkish airplane in Jerusalem.

Kaiser giving iron cross to aviators

Kaiser giving iron cross to aviators

[Victor Garaix, French aviator in cockpit of plane with dog]

[Victor Garaix, French aviator in cockpit of plane with dog]

Graves of British aviators, near Hesdin, France

Graves of British aviators, near Hesdin, France

Pilots in a R.A.F. squadron: an American, Canadian, New Zealander, Englishman and South African

Pilots in a R.A.F. squadron: an American, Canadian, New Zealander, Englishman and South African