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Thumbnail preview of 1962 - 2155.pdf...90 FLIGHT International, 20 September 1962 NEW LIGHT ON CAYLEY By CHARLES H. GIBBS-SMITH Editor's Note: We are glad to publish these items from Mr Gibbs-Smith's new Science Museum handbook, "Sir George Cayley's Aeronautics, 1796-1855," published at 30s by HM Stationery Offi...
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Thumbnail preview of 1958-1- - 0212.pdf...itself, there will be areally worthwhile job for him to do at London Airport. That is, unless the survivors of the R.34 crew beat him to it. Birmingham. J. M. BRUCE. The Great Cody Controversy TN Mr. Gibbs-Smith's article "What is a Powered Flight?"A (July 18), I was astounded to read in the final paragraph: "It was not until November 1907 that the flight time of 59 secondswas equalled by a Europe...
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Thumbnail preview of 1969 - 0084.pdf... "onGibbs-Smith's approach to early powered flight is that of an aeronautical Alf Garnett, a lovable loudmouth, delivering bigoted judgments at the top of his voice and shouting down the opposition. H...
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Thumbnail preview of 1964 - 2475.pdf...ve presented an opening for fruitful dis- cussion. I could not possibly have anticipated the miserably petulant diatribe that appeared in your issue of August 27. I must protest vehemently against Mr Gibbs-Smith's apparent assumption that he has a monopoly of the know- ledge of aviation history. His implication that I and the great majority of your correspondents are ignorant, irres- ponsible and ...
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Thumbnail preview of 1958 - 0771.pdf... trust the accuracy of Mr. G. A. Broomfield'smemory of Cody (Flight, May 16) than Mr. Charles Gibbs- Smith's (May 23) second-, third-, or fourth-hand knowledgegleaned from delving into ancient tomes. Gibbs-Smith's touching faith in the infallibility of The Timesof those days is so naive! I remember so well how we laughed at the inaccuracy and downright wrongness of the aviation newspublished in th...
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Thumbnail preview of 1969 - 1251.pdf...tion. His act used to be entertaining, but he will, I know, be grateful to have the warning that it is now becoming a nuisance. Denigrating the dead is not, on the whole, an amiable activity. Mr Gibbs-Smith's friends would be happier if he would stop calling Ader, the Wrights, Cody and A. V. Roe liars. Ader's claim to have flown, he end lessly repeats, was untrue; the Wright's statement of...
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Thumbnail preview of 1959 - 1432.pdf...on, W.I. D. J. A. Historic Hops and Flights AFTER refusing for years to be drawn into the "first flights"• controversy, I seem to be well and truly in the battle as a result of my comments on Charles Gibbs-Smith's article entitled"Hops and Flights." So I might as well display a little more "mischievous weakness" by replying to his letter in your April 24issue, and that of Maurice Allward in the Ma...
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Thumbnail preview of 1960 - 1994.pdf...uld be a pity if this place becomes redundant, justas it is nearing completion. A COMPLETELY NEW HISTORICAL ASSESSMENT The Aeroplane: An Historical Survey of its Origins and Development,by Charles H. Gibbs-Smith. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London. Price £1 15s. Illustrated. ANY resemblance between this book and previous histories ofL flying is purely coincidental. After years of patient and ...
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Thumbnail preview of 1958-1- - 0021.pdf... where it's blinking well driving its greataerial buses when not on I.F.R. Harpenden, Herts. G. H. LEE, Chairman, London Gliding Club. The Cody Controversy '- -J: T ' -B Y way of comment on Mr. C. H. Gibbs-Smith's article,"S. F. Cody: an Historian's Comments" (Flight, May 23), may I remark that I have never yet seen a photograph of a glideror aeroplane made by Esnault-Pelterie in actual flight in ...
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Thumbnail preview of 1964 - 2329.pdf...ona Avenue, v. L. OUIMETTE, Burbank, Marketing Co-ordinator, California, USA Hydro-Aire Division, Crane Co European Aviation and the Wrights SIR,—As one who has previously crossed swords with Charles Gibbs-Smith on this subject I was particularly interested to find that your correspondent, Mr M. P. Sayer (Letters, August 13) has independently arrived at the same view as mine. This theme is develop...
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Thumbnail preview of 1968-1 - 0037.pdf...official backing by virtue of publication iby HM Stationery Office and promulgation by the Science Museum. An opposite argument can be made to most of the explanations of "evidence" offered by Mr Gibbs-Smith, but even if matters are limited to the few observed and agreed facts of the disputed trial it will be clear to any pilot that the Avion was in flight before its mild crash- landing. Ad...
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Thumbnail preview of 1963 - 2237.pdf...at all he is clearly implying that Orville was a liar. If anyone really wants the real evidence on these early matters, he need only come and see me—no fee for consul tation! London Wl CHARLES H. GIBBS-SMITH Aeroplanorama — Schiphol Airport's museum, subject of Mr Moroney's letter on the facing page. Among the exhibits can be seen a Tiger Moth, Cierva C.30 Autogiro and Spitfire. The bipl...
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Thumbnail preview of 1962 - 2533.pdf... in finding scholarly and enthu siastic interpreters. In a first full-length biography, published last year, Capt J. Laurence Pritchard nobly delineated his many-sided genius; and now Mr Charles Gibbs-Smith has come up with a fine monograph on the great inventor's aero nautical designs, Sir George Cayley's Aeronautics 1796-1855. This is a Science Museum handbook (Her Majesty's Stationery...
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Thumbnail preview of 1963 - 1330.pdf...gton and was flight commander with No 2 Sqn in Germany, flying Swifts. Story of the Wrights A recent addition to the publications of the Science Museum is The Wright Brothers* in which Mr C. H. Gibbs-Smith reviews concisely yet comprehensively the work of the two pioneers during the period 1899-1911. From their earliest gliding experiments the author goes on to describe the circum stan...
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Thumbnail preview of 1965 - 3187.pdf...century, which, I submit, adds a new lustre to his reputation, parallelling, if not transcending in its significance his steam-driven aircraft, the Eole. In this bat-winged monoplane (I quote Charles Gibbs-Smith) he shared with the Russian Goluber "the same minor distinction of being the first man to leave the ground in a powered aero- plane." Certainly there was nothing minor about the craft defi...
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Thumbnail preview of 1949 - 1059.pdf...York's Headquarters, Chelsea, and the occasion was Chelsea Week, whose organizers had had the pleasant and commendable idea of reviving Chelsea's historic associa- tion with balloon ascents. As C. H. Gibbs-Smith pointed out to the quite considerable crowd, the ascent was taking place almost exactly on the spot from which M. Blanchard and Dr. Sheldon had made Britain's second-ever balloon flight in...
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Thumbnail preview of 1963 - 1200.pdf...ears from 8,000 miles away. Foreign Correspondents' ROBERT BLACKBURN Club of Japan, Tokyo Was Burattini Important? SIR,—I feel I have to add a few words of explanation and comment in view of Mr Gibbs-Smith's remarks (Letters, June 13) on the subject of Burattini's Dragon Volant. I fully realize the hazards of translation, to which he so convincingly refers. Information on Burattini printe...
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Thumbnail preview of 1975 - 0896.pdf...f European Aviation by Charles H. Gifobs- Smith (Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1P 1BN; illustrated, £6). Those of us who sat on the fence and watched Mr Gibbs-Smith defend his Wright Brothers' wicket against a continual stream of misguided spin-bowlers will heave a sigh of relief now that he has committed the intricacies of one of the more severe ...
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Thumbnail preview of 1958-1- - 0824.pdf...al Society ofArts; each deals with a more or less specific period in the history of powered flight. The first of the three—The Birth of the Aeroplane— was delivered last Monday, November 24, by C. H. Gibbs-Smith, M.A., F.M.A., and is summarized below; the second, The Development of the Aeroplane, by Peter W. Brooks, B.Sc. (Eng.), A.C.G.I., AJF-R-AcS., is due to be given on December 1; and the seri...
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Thumbnail preview of 1959 - 1487.pdf...ties for the safety of airline operations. London, W.C.2. W. G. BURNS,Civil Aviation Adviser, Office of the Australian High Commissioner, London. Historic Hops and FlightsI WAS very interested in Mr. Gibbs-Smith's catalogue of "themost important powered take-offs—along with some interesting claims and one or two myths" appearing under the heading "Hopsand Flights" in the April 3 issue of Flight. I...
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