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Maryland Aviation, Maryland (Images of Aviation)
     

Maryland Aviation, Maryland (Images of Aviation)

by John R. Breihan
 

Maryland is home to a number of aviation firsts: the first manned balloon ascent in the Western Hemisphere in 1784, the first aircraft carrier during the Civil War, the first airport and flight school at College Park, and the first commuter airline. The state has also been home to a number of aircraft manufacturers. These include Glenn L. Martin in Baltimore

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Maryland is home to a number of aviation firsts: the first manned balloon ascent in the Western Hemisphere in 1784, the first aircraft carrier during the Civil War, the first airport and flight school at College Park, and the first commuter airline. The state has also been home to a number of aircraft manufacturers. These include Glenn L. Martin in Baltimore and Kreider-Reisner, later Fairchild, in Hagerstown, as well as Ercoupe, Berliner-Joyce, North American, and Curtiss-Caproni. Numerous civilian airfields and military air bases dot the Old Line State from the mountains in the west across the Chesapeake Bay to the Eastern Shore. This collection of historic photographs from a number of sources depicts Maryland’s aviation pioneers, the manufacturing companies and the famous airplanes they built, and the state’s airports and bases.

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Maryland's connection with aviation dates back to a 1784 manned balloon ascent, the first ever in the Western Hemisphere. John R. Breihan's carefully researched Maryland Aviation follows the multiple trails of Maryland's flying machines, including the state's aerial pioneers and its homegrown aircraft manufacturers. Think of it as an uplifting pictorial.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738567006
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/23/2009
Series:
Images of Aviation Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,312,784
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Author John R. Breihan is a board member of the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum in Middle River, east of Baltimore. He is also a history professor at Loyola College.

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