August 3, 2018

Micajah Clark Dyer's Name Inscribed on Wall of Honor at National Air & Space Museum

       Several months ago, Dr. Sylvan Dyer, great-great-grandson of Micajah Clark Dyer, supplied information to the Director of Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum about his ancestor's 1874 invention of an "Apparatus for Navigating the Air"--the word "airplane" hadn't even been coined back in 1874!

        Last week Dr. Dyer received a letter from Smithsonian stating that in recognition of his contribution to our nation's aviation and space exploration heritage, Micajah Clark Dyer has been inscribed on the National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor as a permanent testament to his commitment to and passion for flight.

        If you're in the Washington, D.C. area, go by the Museum's Wall of Honor at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and see the recognition of Georgia's Pioneer Aviator on Foil 63, Panel 1, Column 3, Line 75. 

        Our hope is to eventually have a replica of Clark Dyer's flying machine built for placement in the National Air and Space Museum. It would represent the earliest aircraft built and flown in the United States. If you're unfamiliar with the facts about Dyer's invention, scroll down to the posts made to this site over the past dozen-plus years and read about the evidence that has been uncovered about this amazing inventor-aviator. 

July 16, 2018

Amazon Donates to Micajah Clark Dyer Foundation

Help raise funds for projects to benefit  MCD Foundation!

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Let's make a project of placing a copy of  "Flying off Rattlesnake Mountain" in every public library in Georgia!  The history of Micajah Clark Dyer's invention and flights should be made known!

June 1, 2018

Interview of Author of "Flying off Rattlesnake Mountain"

New Novel tells the Amazing Story of Pioneer-Inventor, Micajah Clark Dyer
      On May 15, John Clark, Director of the Georgia News Network in Atlanta, traveled to the mountains of Northeast Georgia to interview author Sylvia Dyer Turnage about her recently published book, Flying off Rattlesnake Mountain. Her book is a narrative, non-fiction story based on life as it was experienced by the pioneers who came into the mountainous area in 1833 to a land that had long been occupied by Cherokee and Creek Indians. The story follows the life of Clark Dyer (1822-1891) and tells how he came to have a remarkable theory about a machine that could be built to enable a man to fly like a bird.

        Turnage is the great-great-granddaughter of Clark Dyer, and she based her novel on information gleaned from every available source – old newspapers, census reports, family recollections and historical records, some copies of which are included in back of the book.