Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910 (Paperback)

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In 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright opened the first US civilian flight school in Montgomery, Alabama. The Wright Brothers hoped to find a climate warmer and more hospitable to flying than their company base of snowy Dayton, Ohio, even as forward-thinking Montgomerians heralded the school as a way to rise above the shadow of the Civil War. Author Julie Hedgepeth Williams chronicles the short life of this flight school as seen mainly through the eyes of the Alabama press, whose reporting and sometimes mis-reporting "reflected the misconceptions, hopes, dreams, and fears about aviation in 1910, painting a picture of a time when flight was untested, unsteady, and unavailable to most people.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781588381682
ISBN-10: 1588381684
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2010
Pages: 168
Language: English