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.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame is excited to announce its Annual Membership Meeting scheduled for November 30, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Members are invited to join this significant gathering, where key updates and future plans will be discussed. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with fellow aviation aficionados and learn more about the hall’s endeavors for the upcoming year.