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Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight Paperback – May 28, 2015
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Susan O'Dwyer Brinchman, M. Ed, expert on Gustave Whitehead, is an experienced educator and early aviation researcher with a love of history. Closely involved with Whitehead research for the past five decades, present for key events such as interviews with witnesses, and familiar with the places Whitehead lived and flew, she is uniquely suited to present documentation for the achievements of this controversial aviation pioneer. A highly successful educator for 36 years, Ms. Brinchman holds four California teaching credentials, including Social Sciences, with a Masters Degree in Educational Technology. She resides in California.
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"IHS Jane’s alleged tactful statement simply clarified that their editor made the statement (as well as vetting all contents). According to NAHA, a 501c3 in Dayton, Ohio dedicated to “sustaining the legacy of the Wright brothers”, it received a solicited statement from Jane’s in 2015 that said, “IHS Jane’s recognizes and respects that there are differing views on this historical analysis and IHS makes no argument about the success of the Wright Brothers, who hold their rightful place in history as aviation pioneers and heroes.” Please note, IHS Jane’s (the corporate office) is still not saying the Wrights were first to fly!"
Drawing on her father's archive of Whitehead material, it was possible new and compelling material would be included, but that appears to not be so. It is dated in crucial areas - for instance there's no mention that in April 2015 IHS/Jane's disowned the pro-Whitehead editorial which appeared in the March 2013 Jane's All The World's Aircraft.
The Whitehead's "flights" of 1901 and 1902 were certainly myths and fabrications. As a gathering of support for the Whitehead claims, this book is about as good as one will ever be, but it does not make a persuasive case.
Of course, it's difficult to prove a falsehood.
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