Sperry, 1916, Lawrence B. Sperry makes night flying demonstration
Demonstration given 1 September 1916 under auspices of the Aero Club of America.
Sperry's aircraft used bright electric lights run off a wind-powered generator and a backup battery.
"The machine, entirely operated by the Sperry automatic pilot, which controls its course and maintains its even keel, covered the distance between Moriches and Amityville [50 miles] in an hour and forty five minutes..."
|Original title||Lawrence Burst Sperry makes night flying demonstration|
|Simple title||Lawrence Burst Sperry makes night flying demonstration|
|Authors||Lawrence Burst Sperry|
|Keywords||Lawrence Burst Sperry, night, flying demonstration, Aero Club of America, electricity, illumination, night flying, autopilot, automatic stability|
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