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  1. Spouse. Louise Tuba Whitehead. Gustave Albin Whitehead (born Gustav Albin Weisskopf; 1 January 1874 – 10 October 1927) was an aviation pioneer who emigrated from Germany to the United States where he designed and built gliders, flying machines, and engines between 1897 and 1915. Controversy surrounds published accounts and Whitehead's own ...

  2. Gustave Whitehead and the controversy surrounding his claims.

  3. Apr 6, 2013 · Gustave Whitehead is back in the news. Whitehead (1874-1927), a native of Leutershausen, Bavaria, who immigrated to the United States, probably in 1894, claimed to have made a sustained powered flight in a heavier-than-air machine on August 14, 1901, two years before the Wright brothers.

  4. Dec 17, 2021 · The Wright brothers, of course, on December 17, 1903. Or perhaps not. Some historians believe that on August 14, 1901, at Fairfield, Conn., Gustave Whitehead achieved powered flight-two years and four months before the Wrights’ first flight. Which leads to a further question: Who was Gustave Whitehead?

  5. Learn more about Gustave Whitehead (German immigrant Gustav Weißkopf), true inventor of the airplane, with full documentary evidence, including new discoveries, provided in the compelling new book, “Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight”. Follow @GWFirstinFlight

  6. Jul 8, 2014 · Legislation introduced last year in Connecticut recognized Gustave Whitehead as “First in Flight.” North Carolina and Ohio briefly ceased their perennial squabbles about who had the best claim to...

  7. Dec 13, 2016 · While the Wright Brothers are commonly thought to have been the first to fly an airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903, some believe the honor belongs to two other pioneering...

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