Glenn Curtiss, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Glenn Curtiss

American aviator and industrialist

Date of Birth: 21-May-1878

Place of Birth: Hammondsport, New York, United States

Date of Death: 23-Jul-1930

Profession: businessperson, engineer, inventor, aircraft pilot, sport cyclist, racing automobile driver, aerospace engineer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Glenn Curtiss

  • Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 ÔÇô July 23, 1930) was an American aviation and motorcycling pioneer, and a founder of the U.S.
  • aircraft industry.
  • He began his career as a bicycle racer and builder before moving on to motorcycles.
  • As early as 1904, he began to manufacture engines for airships.
  • In 1908, Curtiss joined the Aerial Experiment Association, a pioneering research group, founded by Alexander Graham Bell at Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia, to build flying machines. Curtiss made the first officially witnessed flight in North America, won a race at the world's first international air meet in France, and made the first long-distance flight in the United States.
  • His contributions in designing and building aircraft led to the formation of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, now part of Curtiss-Wright Corporation.
  • 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 interwar and World War II eras.

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