1979 Octave Chanute Issue
Issue Date: March 29, 1979
First City: Chanute, Kansas
Quantity Issued: unknown
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved (Giori)
Color: Blue and multicolored
Pioneer Octave Chanute’s major contribution to aviation occurred in 1896, when he designed his hang-glider. It became a standard for future glider design. Chanute was also a key advisor to Orville and Wilbur Wright as they developed the first successful flying machine.