Calvin Coolidge Says, September 3, 1930

February 4, 2021

Date: September 3, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge praises the development of transatlantic flight. (Original document available here) The airplane flight of Costes and Bellonte from Paris to New York is one of the most spectacular ever made. The danger of adverse winds and fogs had to be surmounted. Weather conditions had to be most […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 7, 1930

December 10, 2020

Date: August 7, 1930 Location: Plymouth, VT (Original document available here) The successful flight of the R-100 again challenges our progress in aviation. Notwithstanding our original discoveries, our efforts to build military planes during the war were feverish but, owing perhaps to the limited time, were not highly successful. These experiments, however, did produce plant […]

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Address before the International Aeronautics Conference

April 24, 2014

Title: Address before the International Aeronautics Conference Date: December 12, 1928 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here)  Members of the Conference: This year will mark the first quarter-century of the history of human flight. It has been a period of such great importance in scientific development that it seems fitting to celebrate it with appropriate form and […]

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