Friday, July 13, 2012

Glenn Curtis Biplane

It was in 1910 that Glenn H. Curtiss risked his life to fly from Cleveland to Cedar point and return, setting a new world record for over-water! Curtiss rose to fame by making the first officially witnessed flight in North America, winning a race at the world's first international air meet in France, and making the first long-distance flight in the United States.
 His company built aircraft for the U.S. Army and Navy, and during the years leading up to World War I, his experiments with seaplanes led to advances in naval aviation. Curtiss civil and military aircraft were predominant in the inter-war and World War II eras.
This replica hangs in the food court at the Greater Rochester NY Airport!

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