The Wright Brothers accomplished the first ever heavier-than-air manned flight when their spindley creation, dubbed the "Wright Flyer", took to the sky in the breezes along the coast at Kittyhawk, North Carolina, December 17th, 1903. With Orville Wright at the controls and his brother Wilbur cheering as he ran alongside, the Wright Flyer lifted off and flew the modest distance of 120 feet in 12 seconds. Two other flights the same day proved that the airplane was not a fluke. Aviation as we know it was born.
Stu Shepherd has been an aviation illustrator for nearly twenty years. His work is mostly known by box cover art on aircraft model kits made by Revell and Monogram models, for whom he has done over 150 images. Stu has also worked in the Computer Game and Internet Community industries. While the main body of his work revolves around aviation subjects, he is also creates art in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Genres, with his strength in spaceship design and environments. He lives in Modesto, California.
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