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Octave Chanute

  • Published his classic book Progress in Flying Machines in 1894.
  • Began to search for automatic flight control in 1896 by designing and building a series of gliders which flew successfully.
  • Visited the Wright Brothers in 1901 and encouraged them in their gliding experiments, typifying his role as a collector and disseminator of aeronautical information and demonstrating his faith in the ultimate success of man to achieve powered flight.
  • Made Europe aware of the success of the Wright Brothers.

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