Aviation Innovation with a Fashion Flair

Man has long held a fascination for aviation.  From the first successful flight, by Orville and Wilbur Wright in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina to the space station and technical innovations in aerospace today, we perk up at the mention of those giant flying machines held aloft by seemingly nothing more than a wing and a prayer.  In the early decades of the 20th century, air races were the rage and drew huge crowds who would jostle for position to catch a glimpse of their favorite aviator.  Once Lindberg flew across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, the country went wild for the winged heroes and sheroes like Amelia Earhart.  In the rural areas and outlaying farmlands, folks didn’t know what to make of the first airplanes.    The noise of the engines buzzing by brought folks out of their houses, but they ran back inside when they got their first …