Aviation Pioneers, The Savidge Brothers
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
N 42° 15.331 W 098° 20.637
14T E 554114 N 4678354
Aviation Pioneers along US Hwy 275 near the city park on the SE of Ewing, NE
Waymark Code: WMMPK
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 08/19/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators
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The Savidge Brothers began development of a heavier-than-air powered airplane around 1907, first studying hawks and building gliders. Their first powered flight demonstration was held near here on 7 May 1911. They spent the next five years barnstorming throughout the Great Plains, during which time they built and flew 3 different bi-planes, and developing one of the first methods of skywriting. Matt Savidge was killed in NE in 1916 after barnstorming through Texas during a test flight. After this tradegy, the family prevailed and the young fliers gave up their dangerous pasttime, thus ended one of the earliest Chapters in Nebraska Aviation history.
Marker Name: The Savidge Brothers, Aviation Pioneers

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