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Glenn Hammond Curtiss
(May 21, 1878 - July 23, 1930)
Born in Hammondsport, New York, Curtiss' interest in speed led to the development of motorcycles and engines that enabled him to set a land speed record of 136 MPH at Ormond Beach, Florida on January, 1907. This record, coupled with his winning of the Gordon Bennett Cup Speed Race, averaging 46.5 MPH in his "Golden Flier" at the First International Air Meet in Rheims, France on 28 August, 1909, made hime the fastest man on earth...and in the air.
On 1 October, 1907, Curtiss, Alexander Graham Bell, F.W. Baldwin, J.D. McCurdy and Lt. T. Selfridge, U.S. Army, formed the Aerial Experimental Association for the purpose of developing manned heavier-than-air flight.
Curtiss, with Capt. T. Baldwin, demonstrated on 22 August, 1908 at Fort Myer, Virginia, an 88 foot dirigible which became the United States Armed Forces' first aircraft.
On 18 January, 1911, the first successful https://sverigepiller.com/ landing and takeoff from a ship was made on the USS Pensylvania thirteen miles off shore from San Diego, California by a Curtiss BiPlane flown by Eugene Ely.
In May, 1919, a Curtiss built plane, the U.S. Navy "NC-4", made the first Trans-Atlantic flight from Trepassey, Newfoundland to England via the Azores and Lisbon, Portugal.
After leaving the field of aviation, Curtiss, the United States' first licensed pilot, became interested in land development and joined the founding of Hialeah. He later became the founder of the cities of Miami Springs and Opa-Locka in the Mid-1920's.
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