Maxim & Hammer, 1911, Chronology of Aviation
- Hudson Maxim & William J. Hammer. Chronology of Aviation. Reprinted from the World's Almanac for 1911. H. francis, Master Printer, Westfield, N.J.; [Actual date of publication: 191?].
"NOTE–Many suggestions have been made that this Chronology of Aviation be republished because of the impossibility of securing the information elsewhere. No effort has been made to bring it up to date as since this work appeared aeronautical organizations, magazines, papers and books have recorded and published full records which are readily available."
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"There are at least one thousand men flying to-day (Jan. 1, 1911) in heavier-than-air machines, whereas until the latter part of 1906 there were but two men who could fly [...]"
"Prof. Samuel P. Langley, M. Clement Ader who was backed by the French Government, and Sir Hiram S. Maxim in England, each spent upward of $100,000 in endeavoring to make a successful flying machine, and they one and all gave it up having made nothing which could be considered an actual flight or as a demonstration of stability or equilibration."
- Quickest takeoffs, by time and distance
- Slow speed
- Quickest complete circle (Walter Brookins)
- Channel crossing (Daily Mail's $5000 prize for crossing the Channel and some subsequent ventures by Count Jacques de Lesseps, Charles Stewart Rolls, John B. Moisant, and Thomas Sopwith).
- Various speed records and stats on number of flights;
- Distances and durations;
- Data on Wright Brothers specifically
- List of aviators who made two-hour or longer flights in 1910
- Altitude (p. 16; useful and well-organized list; world record at the time: 10575', Archie Hoxsey, 26 December, 1910, Los Angeles, in a Wright biplane)
- Passengers carried
- Resume of world records and American records (p. 19)
- Loss of life in airplane accidents
Comments on dirigibles with a focus on Zeppelins
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