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Centennial of Aviation


Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Building on the Legacy: A Vision for the Future

    Technology development in hypersonics could remap the future. At the opening session of the Commission of the Future on the United States Aerospace Industry (the Aerospace Commission), I quoted Wilbur Wright who once opined that mankind would not achieve flight "for a thousand ... Read More

    Author: Robert S. Walker

    Centennial of Aviation

    Release date: Spring 2004

    Volume: 34

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Technology and the F-16 Fighting Falcon Jet Fighter

    The judicious application of advanced technologies and design innovations gave the F-16 unprecedented performance capabilities at an affordable cost. The Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon was initially ridiculed and rejected by both the company and the Air Force for being too small and too ... Read More

    Author: Harry J. Hillaker

    Centennial of Aviation

    Release date: Spring 2004

    Volume: 34

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Remembering the Legacy: Highlights of the First 100 Years of Aviation

    We must commit ourselves to remaining an aerospace nation and to reinvigorating the aerospace industry. There are many lessons to be learned, both positive and negative, from the first 100 years of flight. 1 On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright completed the world’s first powered, ... Read More

    Author: Richard P. Hallion

    Centennial of Aviation

    Release date: Spring 2004

    Volume: 34

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Mechanics, Control, and Applications of Biomimetic Robotic Locomotion

    Remarks delivered by Joel W. Burdick at the National Academy of Engineering 1999 National Meeting, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irving CA. Introduction Since mobility can be an essential requirement for the operation of many autonomous systems, robotic locomotion ... Read More

    Author: Joel W. Burdick

    Centennial of Aviation

    Release date: Spring 2004

    Volume: 34

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Evolution of Military Aviation

    In the twenty-first century, we will see the dawn of the space fleet. In the 100th year of powered manned flight, it is appropriate that we step back and review the evolution of military aviation and look ahead to the future. How did the United States achieve its current dominance in the ... Read More

    Author: Michael A. Clarke

    Centennial of Aviation

    Release date: Spring 2004

    Volume: 34

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Role of Size in the Future of Aeronautics

    Once Aircraft no longer required human operators, they could be made much smaller. Since the first controlled powered flight by the Wright brothers 100 years ago, aircraft size and range have been important measures of progress in aviation. Large payloads have always required large ... Read More

    Author: Alan H. Epstein

    Centennial of Aviation

    Release date: Spring 2004

    Volume: 34

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Centennial of Aviation (editorial)

    December 17, 2003, at 10:35 a.m. marked the centennial of the first powered, controlled, heavier-than-air flight by the Wright brothers. This milestone in aerospace history calls for both reflection on the past and some speculation about the future of flight. Among the many celebrations of that ... Read More

    Author: C. D. (Dan) Mote Jr.

    Centennial of Aviation

    Release date: Spring 2004

    Volume: 34

    Number: 1