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Gustave Whitehead's Last Best Hope

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Carroll F. Gray

Now that I've had a chance to read her book, I can say with certainty that Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight contains no new and compelling evidence that Whitehead ever flew.

David McCullough and Whitehead... and IHS/Jane's

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Carroll F. Gray

Given that this is David McCullough speaking to us -- the person who has been called "America's Greatest Historian" -- can anyone truly dismiss his conclusion about "Gus" Whitehead ?

The Buck Stops Where ?

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 05.03.2016 | Science
Carroll F. Gray

Now that it's clear IHS/Jane's does not endorse or support the "opinion" of Paul Jackson, IHS/Jane's has an obligation to clarify the record and explain the process by which it came to a neutral position on the question of who was first to make a powered, controlled, sustained flight in a heavier-than-air machine.

Jane's Points Finger at Editor

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science
Carroll F. Gray

Earlier this month, IHS/Jane's Information Group (owner and publisher of Jane's All The World's Aircraft) disowned the notorious editorial written in March 2013 by the Editor of Jane's, Paul Jackson, which proclaimed that Gustave Whitehead had made the "First Flight," some two years before Wilbur and Orville Wright's epic flights.

Editor/Aviation Historian Fails to Fly

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 03.28.2015 | Science
Carroll F. Gray

Once again, the Whitehead Affair is heating to full boil. In 2013 Paul Jackson, the editor of the aerospace industry guidebook, proclaimed Gustave Whitehead as being the first human to fly some two years prior to the first flights of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Gustave Whitehead and the Case of the Fallacious Photo

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Carroll F. Gray

In 'The Strange Case of Gustave Whitehead' nothing seems to be what it appears to be. A blurry photo becomes a line drawing which becomes 'evidence' in an ornate fantasy that politicians rush to accept as history.