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.
Octave Chanute (February 18, 1832 – November 23, 1910) was a French-American  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.  Early life [ edit]
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Octave Chanute. Circa 1900-1910. Library of Congress Quick Facts Significance: Civil Engineer, Aviation Pioneer, Friend and Advisor to the Wrights Place of Birth: Paris, France Date of Birth: February 18, 1832 Place of Death: Chicago, Illinois Date of Death: November 23, 1910 Place of Burial: Peoria, Illinois Cemetery Name:
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.
Sep 4, 2022 · By Sumit Singh Published 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.
Oct 17, 2015 · Octave Chanute was a Paris-born civil engineer in the United States who played a significant role in the burgeoning field of heavier-than-air flight in the late nineteenth century. When he retired in the 1880s after a long and distinguished engineering career, Chanute was able to focus full-time on what had always been of interest to him ...
Octave Chanute was born in 1832, in Paris (France, and not Paris, Idaho; Paris, Maine; Paris, Texas; or any of the other many Paris pretenders.) In 1838 he immigrated to the United States as a young boy with his father Joseph Chanute, a professor at the College de France.
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.
The Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, the largest aviation museum in Illinois,  occupied part of the grounds of the decommissioned Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois. It and the base were named for Octave Chanute, railroad engineer and aviation pioneer.
Octave Chanute (1832-1910), born in France, was a naturalized American. He was a talented and highly-successful civil engineer. Chanute designed the first bridge (railroad) over the Missouri River and designed the Union stockyards in Chicago and Kansas City. Following his early retirement, Chanute took up a never-ending campaign to champion the ...
Chanute glider of 1896, biplane hang glider designed and built by American aviation pioneers Octave Chanute, Augustus M. Herring, and William Avery in Chicago during the early summer of 1896.
May 18, 2018 · (Library of Congress) Octave Chanute conducted from behind the scenes. The letter, dated May 13, 1900, was astonishing in its directness, lacking even the customary salutation. “For some years,” it began, “I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man.