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.