The Next Step
By 1895, the first phase of Chanute’s own aeronautical career was complete. The time had come to go beyond speeches, conferences and theoretical studies. To maintain his leadership in American aeronautical community, he began active gliding experiments.
A model of Octave Chanute's 1895 “Ladder-kite”, flown at Huron Street Beach in the spring of 1895, is on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.