December 8, 2017

New Biographical Novel Released

Have you read the new book that's out? It is "Flying off Rattlesnake Mountain" by Sylvia Dyer Turnage. It's a narrative non-fiction story that follows the life of Micajah Clark Dyer and how he came to have a remarkable theory about flying, the roadblocks he encountered as he toiled to bring his vision to fulfillment, and the ridicule he endured from some people who couldn't understand the possibility of a machine that would fly through the air. Throughout the story, you get a rare look into an isolated land and an era where no cameras or newspapers existed, yet where a genius--just a poor, self-educated farmer--built and flew a controllable aircraft long before anyone else was able to accomplish that feat. 

The book is now available on Kindle and You can download yours here -

November 5, 2017

Who Was First to Fly?

Blue Ridge Country magazine, Oct/Nov 2017 issue, has a very nice story with great photography by Joe Tennis about Micajah Clark Dyer. You can see the article which was posted by Visit Blairsville GA here:
    Of course, Micajah Clark Dyer was the first to fly a controllable airplane!  He is truly Georgia's Pioneer Aviator having patented and flown an aircraft in the1870s. After you read the article (PDF link above), you can learn more about Clark in the older posts below.