Who built gliders that could be piloted in 1890?

Answer Otto Lilienthal, a civil engineer from Germany that influenced the Wright Brothers, is considered the first aviator in history, according to the Otto Lilienthal Museum. In 1891, he made a successfu... Read More »

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Who piloted the Enola Gay?

Paul W. Tibbets Jr. piloted the Enola Gay. He is best known for his Aug. 6, 1945 mission when the B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The plane was named in honor of Tibb... Read More »

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What is a piloted solenoid valve?

According to About Air Compressors, a solenoid pilot valve is a small valve that activates (pilots) a larger valve within an air compressor. The pilot valve magnetizes a coil that causes air to flo... Read More »

Uses of Gliders?

Gliders, or sailplanes, have several uses. Military forces use gliders for basic pilot training and used them in World War II to deliver cargo and soldiers into battle. Civilian uses include recr... Read More »