Dan A. Aldridge Jr. Discusses "To Lasso The Clouds"

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The story of the first airplane flight in Georgia has not been told correctly in more than one hundred years. The year given for this flight, 1907, is not correct, the plane identified as the first to fly never got off the ground, and Ben T. Epps, Sr. is incorrectly credited, solely, with achieving this feat. TO LASSO THE CLOUDS sets the historical record straight and brings to light the complete, incredible story of the two young men from Athens, Georgia who achieved their dream of flight. Epps and Zumpt A. Huff were described by one newspaper after that first flight as a "second pair of Wright brothers." Most surprising of all, this book reveals their flight was the first flight of a monoplane in the United States-a record of which even they were not aware.

Dan A. Aldridge, Jr. is a semi-retired business consultant who currently serves as vice president of the Friends of Georgia Libraries. He received a BS degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia and a JD degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. Aldridge resides in Winterville, Georgia.
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By: Georgia Center for the Book at DCPL