Welcome to Octave Chanute.com

You've reached the website for great civil engineer and flight pioneer Octave Chanute and the documentary about his life.

We are finalizing production of a twenty minute video to be utilized in classroom environments and are currently in production in an hour long documentary to be aired on Lakeshore Public Television in Merrillville, Indiana and other PBS affiliates around the country.

Look around to learn more about the innovations Chanute fostered and the lives he effected.

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This project is made possible through the generous and forward thinking organizations that have supplied us with grants to create it.  Much thanks to Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts, Indiana Humanities and the Lake Michigan Coastal Program.  Please see more about this organizations on our sponsors page.


Who is Octave Chanute?

Learn about the man, Octave Chanute, and why we'll be sharing his story with the documentary Octave Chanute: Patron Saint of Flight

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The Documentary

Go to our video page to watch trailers, our 20 minute education version, bonus material and more.

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Check out our blog

We'll post updates on production and stories of the people we met during our production.

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Connect with the Octave Chanute Team

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