Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Scientific American - in business since 1908!

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=supplement-flying-as-a-sport

is the URL for an article that Wilbur Wright wrote for Scientific American, which appeared on September 29, 1908.

The Wright Brothers, ably assisted by their sister Katherine, had no problem with women flying as passengers in planes, but certainly didn't think they could be taught to fly them! Of course, the brothers were just echoing the sentiment of the times. If flying was so easy that a woman could do it (it wasn't easy, but a woman could do it!) then that diminished the glory for the men!

Wright doesn't address that in his article - which makes interesting reading - I just thought I'd bring it up...

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