The first cover of Aviation Week did not feature an aircraft. It showed something better. It showed what flying machines could make possible. The photograph on the cover of the August 1916 semimonthly Aviation and Aeronautical Engineering was a view from an aircraft, not of an aircraft. The black-and-white picture showed a naval aviation camp along the coast of Bay Shore, New York. Thirteen years after the Wright brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, an image from such a vantage point ...

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