Between 1903 and 1914, what did the aviation pioneers think flight would be used for, besides military purposes? Did they envision anything like crop dusting, commercial transportation, charting terrain in the wilderness, scientific study of the atmosphere, etc.? Even just pure entertainment flights?

I did read this little article about the Wright Bros thinking it would actually deter war, but it didn't mention if they had thought of some alternative use to warfare.

There are of course many aviation pioneers from those days. Did any of them envision uses besides war? It would be really interesting to see what they came up with and if it turned out that way.


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