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Wright Flying School


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Curtiss Day Photograph Collection

Identifier: MS-311

Curtiss La Q. Day, an early American aviator, obtained his pilot's license at the Wright Brothers School in 1914. He was a flight instructor at several flight schools, including the Wright Flying School at Hempstead Plains, New York. Day was also a member of the Early Birds and his name appears on the Wright Memorial Plaque in Dayton. The collection consists of 79 photographs, 2 letters and a postcard.

Dates: 1914-1917

Charles Wald Collection

Identifier: MS-355
Abstract This collection documents the training of Charles Wald, an early American aviator. It also documents the Wright Company's early involvement in water-based aviation.The collection includes flight records and negatives. The flight diary and logs were written by Charles Wald in 1912 and the photographs were taken by him, with the exceptions of those in which he is shown, between 1910 and 1916. The images in this collection have been scanned and are available online in Wright State University's...
Dates: 1910-1916

William H. Chisam World War I Photographs

Identifier: MS-166

The collection consists of seventy-five photographs from William H. Chisam’s time learning to fly at the Wright School of Aviation in Dayton, Ohio, and Augusta, Georgia, and his service during World War I as a member of the No. 3 Squadron of the Royal Naval Air Service. Chisam flew missions in France during World War I. These photographs are of Chisam and his friends in flying school, military aircraft in France, flying squadrons, and war damaged buildings.

Dates: 1915 - 1918

Wright Company Glass Plate Negative Collection

Identifier: MS-398

: The Wright Company Glass Plate Negative collection consists of 92 glass plate negatives, and 10 film negatives relating to the Wright Company, the Wright School of Aviation, flights at Kitty Hawk, N.C., celebrations and aviation events, and a series of unidentified children.

Dates: 1900-1913; 2009; Majority of material found within 1910-1911

Wright Company Records

Identifier: MS-471
Abstract The Wright Company was formed in November 1909 with Wilbur Wright as President and Orville Wright one of two Vice-Presidents. In 1915, Orville sold the company to a group of investors, which later merged the company with the Martin Company. The records consist of copies of material from the Wright Company Records held by the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. Included in the records are Wright Company board of directors meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and legal...
Dates: 1905-1917

Wright Flyer at Huffman Prairie, Glass Plate Negatives

Identifier: SC-200
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 3 glass plate negatives, with copy prints, depicting the Wright Flyer at Huffman Prairie. The photos are believed to date to the time of the Wright School of Aviation, which operated at Huffman Prairie from 1910-1916. It is unclear whether Wilbur Wright or Orville Wright are depicted in any of the photos.

Dates: circa 1910 - circa 1916

Additional filters:

Aeronautics -- United States -- History 2
Air pilots 2
Airplanes -- History 2
Dayton (Ohio) -- History 2
Glass plate negatives 2