John Joseph Montgomery: Forgotten Catholic Pioneer of the Air

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In 1884 John Joseph Montgomery made the first manned, controlled, heavier than air flight in a glider he built.  Born in 1858, he became intrigued with flight when as a boy in 1869 he witnessed the historic flight of the steam driven proto blimp Aviator Hermes, Jr. built by Frederick Marriott.  In 1883 Montgomery built a wing […]

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Donald R. McClarey (1546 Posts)


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