1902 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1902:

Events[edit]

  • The Wright brothers fly their No. 3 Glider, with assisted take off, on over 700 flights, results lead directly to the construction of the Flyer.
  • The British Admiralty rejects a proposal to use captive balloons for submarine detection.[1]
  • On an unspecified Sunday in 1902,[2][3] the Ezekiel Airship is claimed to have flown in Pittsburg, Texas.[4] According to these claims, the craft flew approximately 160 feet (49 m) at a height of between 10 feet (3.0 m) and 12 feet (3.7 m) in the presence of only a handful of witnesses; those involved allegedly took an oath of silence, and there is no physical evidence to support any of their claims.[5][6][7]

January - December[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Breemer, Jan S. Defeating the U-Boat: Inventing Antisubmarine Warfare, Newport, Rhode Island: Naval War College Press, 2010, ISBN 978-1-884733-77-2, p. 70.
  2. ^ Gold, Scott (December 21, 2003). "The Ezekiel Airship: Fact, Or Flight Of Fancy?". Daily Press. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ Naughton, Russell (September 15, 2002). "The Rev. Burrell Cannon (1848-1922)". Lawrence Hargrave: Australian Aviation Pioneer. Monash University Centre for Telecommunications and Information Engineering. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Local inventor beat Wright brothers, Texas townsfolk say". CNN.com. December 17, 2002. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "J.B.'s Journal: Ezekiel Airship". KYTX. November 13, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ Peoples, Robert (July 21, 2014). "The Book of Ezekiel and the Flying Machine". The Texas Story Project. Bullock Texas State History Museum. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ McLeod, Gerald E. (December 2, 2011). "Day Trips: The Ezekiel Airship flew into Texas mythology even if it didn't reach the record books". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ rafmuseum.org.uk Airships
  9. ^ a b Phythyon, John R., Jr., Great War at Sea: Zeppelins, Virginia Beach, Virginia: Avalanche Press, Inc., 2007, p. 41.
  10. ^ Elam, F. Leland (1936). "Lyman Gilmore, Jr. – Pioneer". Popular Aviation 18 (April): 247–248.