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  1. Octave Chanute (February 18, 1832 – November 23, 1910) was a French-American [1] civil engineer and aviation pioneer. He advised and publicized many aviation enthusiasts, including the Wright brothers. At his death, he was hailed as the father of aviation and the initial concepts of the heavier-than-air flying machine. [2] Early life [ edit]

    • Civil engineer, railway engineer and bridge designer, aviation pioneer
    • Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Illinois
  2. Feb 14, 2023 · Octave Chanute, (born Feb. 18, 1832, Paris, France—died Nov. 23, 1910, Chicago, Ill., U.S.), leading American civil engineer and aeronautical pioneer. Immigrating to the United States with his father in 1838, Chanute attended private schools in New York City. His first job was as a member of a surveying crew with the Hudson River Railroad.

  3. Sep 24, 2020 · Octave Chanute: Patron Saint of Flight Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum French-born civil engineer Octave Chanute chose to test experimental gliders in the Indiana Dunes at the end of the 1890s. At this time, flight was not considered possible by the majority of society.

  4. Sep 4, 2022 · Born on February 18th, 1832, Octave Chanute wasn't afraid to share his aviation ideas with others. Photo: Cole Palen's Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Octave Chanute may have been born in France, but it was in the United States where he helped changed the course of global aviation forever.

  5. Mar 17, 2003 · OCTAVE CHANUTE Died November 23, 1910. This memoir records the professional career of an Engineer closely identified for the last sixty years with the development of transportation on land and in the air. Octave Chanute was born in Paris, France,February 18th, 1832.

  6. Feb 13, 2020 · Chanute’s impact on aviation and his complicated relationship with the Wright Brothers is the subject of a new documentary, “Octave Chanute: Patron Saint of Flight,” being shown at 2 p.m ...

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