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This project was made possible by the United States Centennial of Flight Commission.


The Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Mardy Moore, Acting director
Jack Van derVeer, Research Library, Coffyn Collection image digitization

The Wright Experience
Ken Hyde, President and founder
Greg Cone, Master machinist, Image research and identification

Cognitive Applications Incorporated
Paul Glenshaw, Vice President, Project concept and content
Joss Munro, Project manager
Kevan Davis, Programming
Eric Bates, Website design
Mara Glenshaw, Editor


The flight logs and exhibition contracts of the Wright Exhibition teamfrom the Library of Congress were used to identify many of the images.The Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection in thearchives of the National Air and Space Museum was an invaluableresource. Finally, a handwritten autobiography by Frank Coffyn, Flyingwith the Wrights, written in 1929-1930 yielded many importantclues.

In addition, the following published titles were used:

Crouch, T. D. (1989) The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and OrvilleWright (New York: WW Norton)

McFarland, M.W. (1953) The Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright:Including the Chanute-Wright Letters and Other Papers of Octave Chanute(New York: McGraw-Hill)

Renstrom, Arthur G. (1975) Wilbur and Orville Wright: A ChronologyCommemorating the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of OrvilleWright (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress)

Special thanks to the Troy, New York Historical Society

Contact information:

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum
250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, NY, 12302
ph. (518) 377-2191 fax. (518) 377-1959
E-Mail: esam@esam.orgWebsite:

The Wright Experience
PO Box 3365
Warrenton, VA 20188
ph. (540) 347-1909 fax. (540) 349-1764

Cognitive Applications Inc.
2647 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20008
Tel.(202) 232-7467 fax.(202) 232-7468
E-mail: paulg@cogapp.comWebsite:
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