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Aviation in Hampton Roads, Virginia (Images of Aviation Series)

Aviation in Hampton Roads, Virginia (Images of Aviation Series)

by Patrick Evans-Hylton
     
 

Flight has forever thrilled, even when it was believed that humans would never be able to slip the bonds of earth's gravity. However, with the success of balloons as a mode of transportation, man took one step closer to powered, heavier-than-air flight. On December 17, 1903, the first flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright took place in the backyard of Hampton Roads,

Overview


Flight has forever thrilled, even when it was believed that humans would never be able to slip the bonds of earth's gravity. However, with the success of balloons as a mode of transportation, man took one step closer to powered, heavier-than-air flight. On December 17, 1903, the first flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright took place in the backyard of Hampton Roads, and the course of history was forever changed. Indeed, aviation has deep roots in the region. Hot-air balloons provided reconnaissance flights here during the Civil War, and manned space flights to the moon were

developed at NASA's Langley Research Center in the 1960s. Also, in the early days of civil aviation, Norfolk was on the route map for several pioneer airlines, linking the area with major cities along the eastern seaboard. Today, the region is served by two commercial airports: Norfolk International and Newport News-Williamsburg International.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738518206
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Images of Aviation Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,138,869
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


In Aviation in Hampton Roads, author Patrick Evans-Hylton

has collected over 200 archival images that capture the rich history of flight in the region. Patrick, a local Tidewater

resident, is an editor for Hampton Roads Magazine and an

avid history enthusiast. He is also the author of several other books with Arcadia, including Hampton Roads: The World War II Years.

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