Laminated Flying Machines Poster 24x36 Early Airplanes

Laminated Flying Machines Poster 24x36 Early Airplanes

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Laminated Flying Machines Poster 24x36 Early Airplanes

Laminated Flying Machines Poster 24x36 Early Airplanes

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Laminated Flying Machines Poster 24x36 Early Airplanes

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Laminated Flying Machines Poster 24x36 Early Airplanes
by Feenixx Publishing.
 
   News of the Wright Brothers Flyer spread rapidly, and soon many other aviation pioneers were building their own flying machines.
   In August 1909, twenty-two of them met at a racetrack outside Reims, France to compete in the first organized international air meet. 38 planes arrived, but only 23 actually flew in the meet. The pilots completed 87 flights. The Reims Air Meet proved the viability of flying. David Lloyd George, the future prime minister of Great Britain, remarked, "Flying machines are no longer toys and dreams. They are an established fact".
   The Reims Air Meet was one of the most important events in aviation history. It dramatically legitimized the importance and significance of flight. It prompted rapid innovation, civil aviation, air mail service, and motivated many nations to establish an air force. Only five years later, pilots were dogfighting in the skies over Europe during WW I.
   This poster shows all of the planes that flew at the meet. A few important contemporary flying machines did not participate. These included Edwin Roes triplane that incorporated the first aircraft control column, and Hans Grades monoplane, the first German aircraft. These are also shown so that the poster provides a comprehensive overview of aviation in its infancy.
   All posters are printed on very heavy, high-quality paper. It is also a very hard paper that preserves tiny details. Posters are then specially coated to provide a satin finish that reduces glare and enhances their presentation. These are the same high standards used to produce expensive art prints. Artists are selected on the basis of their illustration skills and their knowledge of the subect. Many have both art and science degrees. This ensures an accurate presentation of the subject.
This poster is laminated and, therefore, requires no frame. All posters measure 24" x 36". This standard size fits inexpensive, off the shelf frames if you wish to frame this poster.

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SKU

FPB202L

Weight

0.4 lb

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