Tag Archives: Glenn Curtiss

Mohan Singh – The Flying Hindu

I have been called the “whitest Brown guy” by many a person – recently even… which I am meant to take as a compliment. Yes, even I… a Brown guy …. do love hockey and baseball, and know more about … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #77 – “Curtiss” Hydro-Aeroplane.

History Behind The Card: “Curtiss” Hydro-Aeroplane. Card #77 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Vice Regal – Black-back issue Glenn Hammond Curtiss, in Hammondsport, New York, United States of America, May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930, Buffalo, New York, United … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #38 – “Bleriot XI” Monoplane

History Behind The Card: “Bleriot XI” Monoplane Card #38 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Louis Charles Joseph Blériot, July 1, 1872 in Cambrai, France – August 1, 1936, Paris, France. Louis Charles Joseph Blériot was a success at pretty … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #36 – Professor Langley’s Aerodrome

History Behind The Card: Professor Langley’s Aerodrome Card #36 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Samuel Pierpont Langley, August 22, 1834 – February 27, 1906, Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States of America; Charles Matthews Manly, April 24, 1876 – … Continue reading

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1909 Reims – World’s First Airplane Meet – Part 2

Okay, it might have been written six months ago, but we’ve looked at the who, what and where of the world’s first international aeroplane contest – the Grande Semaine d’Aviation de 14 (Great Aviation Week of 1914) airplane meet in France … Continue reading

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Blanche Scott – First American Woman To Fly

Women were among the earliest aviation pioneers in the United States – some do it because they had it all planned out, and some do it by accident. Blanche Stuart Scott (April 8, 1885 – January 12, 1970) accidentally became … Continue reading

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Curtiss C-1 Canada Twin-Engine Bomber

On this date, September 3, 1915, a Curtiss C-1 Canada prototype aircraft – the first twin-engine aeroplane in Canada – was tested at Long Branch near Toronto, or, if you will just south of Toronto, in the Lakeshore area of … Continue reading

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The First Aeroplane Landing On A Ship

Hopefully you all read the first part of this blog about the First Aeroplane Take-off From a Ship – HERE – that was performed by aviation pioneer Eugene Burton Ely on November 5, 1910. Briefly, Ely was attempting to show … Continue reading

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The First Aeroplane Take-off From A Ship

Meet Eugene Burton Ely (October 21, 1886 – October 19, 1911) – the first man to fly a plane off a ship. Born in Williamsburg, Iowa but raised in Davenport, IA., his early years are rather unspectacular, but he did … Continue reading

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