1979 21¢ Octave Chanute and Biplane
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
This stamp honors this civil engineer and aviation pioneer. Chanute’s major contribution to aviation occurred in 1896, when he designed his hang-glider. It became a standard for future glider design.