Carl Bates
Carl S. Bates
Courtesy of
Iowa Department of Transportation.

  Carl Bates
Carl Bates
Carl Bates

     If you search for "Carl Bates", using the Google search engine, (6-19-06), you will find about 56 links. Among the most helpful are the following.

Carl Bates
     This is one of many entries on the Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame section of the Iowa Aviation Museum website. You will find a very nice photograph of Carl, from the same original photograph as I was permitted to use in other sections of this page. His biography is brief, but very helpful and offers some facts which are new to me. You can access the page by clicking on the title above. Then scroll down the page to 2002 and click on "Carl Bates."
     If time permits, I think you will enjoy visiting the homepage of the website and sampling some of the many features which are available.

Wright Days Gallery
     This sub-section of the Wisconsin Historical Society website offers three photos of Carl, one in his glider taken in 1906,a second, showing him in his biplane racing an auto in about 1909 and a third showing him in his biplane on the beach in Daytona Beach, Florida. Each of them can be enlarged to full screen size and includes brief descriptions of the events. You can access that page by clicking on the title above.
     By all means, if time permits, take advantage of the many other important photos on the page. Also, you will be well rewarded if you take time to visit the homepage of the Society. It is well worth a visit.

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