A Question To CONNECTICUT LEGISLATORS & GOVERNOR DANNEL P. MALLOY

WHAT NOW ?

Editorial Opinion by Carroll F. Gray
Posted and © April 18, 2015



WHAT NOW ? IHS, the owner and publisher of Jane's All The World's Aircraft has disowned the March 2013 editorial which appeared in Jane's, and have made it clear they want little or nothing to do with Jane's editor Paul Jackson's personal opinion, expressed in that editorial, that Gustave Whitehead flew in 1901.

Read the IHS statement here ( http://www.aviationheritagearea.org/janes-backs-off-gustave-whitehead-claim/ )

Huffington Post article about the Jane's editor and IHS here ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carroll-f-gray/editoraviation-historian-_b_6540298.html )

WHAT NOW ? In July of 2013 our web site revealed that a "forensic photo analysis" of a blurry photograph was utterly and completely wrong, and that the blurry photograph was of a Montgomery glider in 1905, not Whitehead in flight in 1901.

Read about the "blurry photograph" here ( http://www.flyingmachines.org/gwinfo/newphoto.html )

SO, WHAT NOW ? What are the Connecticut Legislators and Gov. Malloy left with to support their recognition of Whitehead as first to fly ? The totally erroneous photo analysis and the now disowned editorial in Jane's were the very items that prompted the legislators to pass legislation and the governor to sign that legislation anointing Whitehead as first to fly.

THE HONORABLE THING to do now, since the reasons for that legislation have collapsed, is for the Connecticut Legislature to repeal their recognition of Whitehead as first to fly, and to apologize to the citizens of Connecticut.


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