Table of contents for The pioneers of flight : a documentary history / Phil Scott.

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Introduction: The Origins of the Practical Airplane3
1Daedalus and Icarus15
2The Short, Happy Flight of King Bladud18
3Oliver of Malmesbury, the Flying Monk19
4The Saracen of Constantinople20
5The Aerial Ship21
6The Flight of Birds26
7"Some Fire, My Dear Friend, Some Fire!"29
8The Flight of the Sycamore Seed35
9On Aerial Navigation36
10"Certain Improvements in Locomotive Apparatus and Machinery for Conveying Letters, Goods, and Passengers from Place to Place Through the Air, Part of Which Improvements Are Applicable to Locomotive and Other Machinery to Be Used on Water and on Land."43
12"We Feel Very Sanguine as to the Results of Our Endeavour..."48
13"Memoir of the Late John Stringfellow"50
14The Artificial Bird of Captain Le Bris56
15"My Apparatus, No. 3, the Light, Imperfect One"62
16"My Late Brother Otto"67
17The Trials of the Eole76
18Progress in Flying Machines: Introduction77
19Progress in Flying Machines: Conclusion79
20"I Have Been Afflicted With the Belief That Flight Is Possible to Man"85
21The First Journey to Kitty Hawk88
22Life at Kitty Hawk, 190090
23Life at Kitty Hawk, 190194
24Life at Kitty Hawk, 190298
25Mr. Chanute in Paris100
26Experiments With the Langley Aerodrome104
27Life at Kitty Hawk, 1903117
28"We Tossed a Coin to Decide..."120
29"Success Assured Keep Quiet"122
30"Mr. Daniels Took a Picture Just as It Left the Tracks"123
31"Success Four Flights Thursday Morning"126
32"Two Ohio Brothers Crowned With Success"127
33The Wright Boys Are Coming Home131
34Statement to the Associated Press132
35Fall Wrecks Airship134
36What Hath God Wrought?135
37"We Are Prepared to Furnish a Machine on Contract..."137
38"Like Everybody Else, I Cried: 'Bravo! Bravo!'"143
40Beginning to Fly151
41The June Bug158
42"We Would Be Glad to Take Up the Matter of a License..."161
43The Pioneers of Flight165
44Bleriot Tells of His Flight - Dropped Crutches to Do It168
45The First Air Meet172
46An Exchange Between Two Old Friends175
47"The Cheering Subsided to a Silent Prayer..."181
48Down the Hudson River182
49Finding His Wings189
50How a Woman Learns to Fly195
51"Canvas, Steel, and Wire"207
52The Sensation of Flying209
53Why I Looped the Loop215
54Johannisthal Days217
55"A Short Life, Full of Consequences"227
56The Credulous Farmer228

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Aeronautics History Sources, Aeronautics History Chronology