Order the new book, “Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight”, by Susan O’Dwyer Brinchman (2015), signed by the author, in a beautiful print copy. Who flew first? Read the evidence that Gustave Whitehead (Gustav Weißkopf) flew before the Wrights!
“Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight” is a first edition, providing the updated proof of Connecticut resident Gustave Whitehead’s* successful powered flights, with full documentation!
*Also known as Gustav Weißkopf in his native Germany.
“This book needs to be in the library of everyone who is interested in early aviation. No serious historian should be without it.
The evidence that Gustave Whitehead flew at least by 1901 is overwhelming. It is well done, well presented, well organized, and engrossing.” (Amazon Review)
History lovers, aviation enthusiasts, students, and scholars will enjoy this informative, very detailed, new volume, which explains the basis for Whitehead’s “first in flight” claim, including compelling, newly discovered evidence for his first flights. This is a first edition that will likely become very collectible, especially when signed by the author. Written by a longtime professional educator and Whitehead researcher, “Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight” is also suitable as a reference for use in schools, grades 7-college level.
Specs: Softcover, 8″ x 1″ x 10″, 2.3 lbs., 436 pages, with 14 chapters, 192 figures illustrations, 842 endnotes, and an index. ISBN-13: 978-0692439302
Volume discounts available for resellers, libraries, and museums.
“Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight” includes:
1. All known evidence supporting Gustave Whitehead (Gustav Weißkopf) as “first in powered flight”.
2. Why Gustave Whitehead was not credited with “first flight” earlier.
3. New confirmations of Whitehead’s summer flights of 1901 by local press, in articles never before seen by researchers, long denied to exist by Smithsonian curators.
4. New details about Whitehead’s flying and inventing years, with flights that continued through 1911.
5. New evidence showing why Whitehead’s designs changed.
6. New evidence proving the “Smithsonian-Wright Agreement of 1948”, a contract crediting Orville Wright with “first flight”, was planned with two of Orville Wright’s close friends, longtime Whitehead detractors.
7. New evidence concerning the formal crediting Wilbur Wright as “first in flight” in 1911, arranged by a secret employee of Wilbur Wright and the Wright Company, to assist with their patent suits, skipping over Gustave Whitehead’s accomplishments.
8. Comparisons of the “first flights” of Whitehead and the Wrights.
9. Discussion of Whitehead flight photos.
and much more …