Tidbits

  • Why do this in printed format?
    • Aero Pioneer Times is more than a daily newspaper, to be discarded at the end of the day. More of a collectable and, we hope, will be used for generations to come in research and a teaching tool.
  • Why only three years?
    • Good question. Prior to 1908, flight wasn't mentioned much nor captured the imagination as widely as it did after Orville and Wilbur made their invention public. After 1911, flight maybe wasn't common place, but the vast majority of the world had seen or read about this marvel and was no longer the top news of the day. Certain events would transpire to push the envelope as it were in aviation but the initial thrill of seeing your first aeroplane was gone. Like today and the space shuttle, we hardly give a second glance at the news when a new launch takes place.
  • Isn't $9.95 awful high for a NEWSPAPER?
    • You might be confusing price and value. The price is close to the average monthly magazine but has a lot more to offer. Considerable time, expense and effort has been taken to preserve and present this news. All the news featured in Aero Pioneer Times may be found on microfiche in 100 libraries across the country, usually for free. In fact, each news article presented in Aero Pineer Times has the source material noted to verify our findings, if you can. Most libraries have discarded the original newspapers and converted them all electronically or filmed them. Most every story presented were obtained from the original, dusty, brittle paper itself. Very few findings presented have come from electronic sources. All said, you will not find a more complete picture of the aviation world, day by day, month by month that Aero Pioneer Times. That..... is value!
  • Where can I see a copy before I commit to buying one?
    • Ask your local newsstand to carry Aero Pioneer Times! Chances are you're not the only one in your area interested in the Early Years of Flight. Or ask your local library to order a copy or your local museum or aviation museum? We will be adding a section on where to find retail locations shortly too. (How about making a gift subscription to your local library?)
  • Why did you include all the names but not all the news?
    • Another great question. We felt that maybe not every issue may be of interest to you. For example, if you were writing about Claude Grahame-White or interested in just one flyer, you'll be able to select only the issues that you want or need. We did not include all the news because frankly, there's too much. At some point we may publish the full findings electronically but our sense is you'll enjoy "reading the paper" better than reading the screen in this instance.
  • How will my paper arrive?
    • Aero Pioneer Times single issues will be folded (once) and mailed in a large envelope. Each paper will be sealed to prevent moisture too.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my last copy, and I want to share it but don't want to part with MY copy, can I order one for a friend?
    • That's how this works! We trust you will enjoy Aero Pioneer Times so much you'll WANT to share it. Simply return to the web site and order a copy (or subscription) and indicate this is a gift, we'll do the rest. We'll also send you notification of when we ship the gift.
  • I've got a question!
    • Do you have a question you'd like to see answered here that you think will benefit other readers? Not every question submitted will be presented here, but we'll try our best to answer you either directly or post it here. Head on over to the Contact page, there's space to fill in comments. We look forward to your participation.