American Magazine of Aeronautics, Vol. 1

American Magazine of Aeronautics, Vol. 1 : Gordon Bennett International Aeronautic Cup, to Be Competed for at St. Louis, October 19, 1907 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from American Magazine of Aeronautics, Vol. 1: Gordon Bennett International Aeronautic Cup, to Be Competed for at St. Louis, October 19, 1907 During the winter of 1906 and 1907 there was appointed through the efforts of the officials of the Jamestown Exposition an Aeronautical Committee, including government officials, members of the Aero Club of America, noted scientists and prominent sportsmen. This Committee was officially called the Jamestown Aeronautical Congress. Willis L. Moore. Chief of the United States Weather Bureau, was offered and accepted its Presidency. The Exposition officials agreed to construct and fence in an Aeronautical Concourse, to erect a special building, and to transport free of charge all exhibits to and from the Exposition Grounds; the Aeronautical Congress agreed to gather all available exhibits of balloon material, scientific instruments adapted for aeronautical purposes, balloons, airships, aeroplanes, helicoptered and orthopters, and to make such further efforts as might naturally be in the plan and scope of their organization. A programme of aeronautical events, including balloon races, airship competitions, aeroplane and kite contests, and pigeon Rights were arranged for. The Bureau of Aeronautics was created by the Exposition to correspond with the Bureaus of Yachting, Athletics, Music, etc. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 767g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1332234577
  • 9781332234578