Glenn Curtiss


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United States industrialist and aviation pioneer (1878-1930)

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William Trimble's exhaustive biography of aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss certainly drives the reader to that conclusion.
Glenn Curtiss quickly devised a safety belt with a buckle that immediately became standard equipment for the growing fleet of Navy aircraft.
Curtiss-Wright first delivered products to Boeing in 1917 when Glenn Curtiss provided an engine for the second Boeing production aircraft, the Model 4.
Glenn Curtiss, the pioneer plane builder, had tried to talk him out of it.
Washington Irving Chambers placed the order with Glenn Curtiss for the Navy's first two aircraft.
The Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss used bicycle shops as bases for pursuing their pioneering work in human flight.
Aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss understood this well as he built his planned community just up the road in North Miami in 1926.
Hero of the air; Glenn Curtiss and the birth of naval aviation.
Glenn Curtiss had designed and built many of the finest aircraft of the period, and was a business rival of the Wright brothers.
Alexander Graham Bell, Casey Baldwin, Thomas Selfridge, John Alexander Douglas McCurdy and Glenn Curtiss formed the Aerial Experiment Association.
In 1909, during the eight-day event there were shockwaves when American Glenn Curtiss clinched the Gordon Bennett trophy for the fastest aeroplane ahead of crowd favourite, the flamboyant Frenchman Louis Bleriot.
Glenn Curtiss opened a flying school in Toronto with fellow AEA member John McCurdy as manager.
For example, the Wright brothers were terrified of their father; Samuel Langley was a competitor and a tyrant; and Glenn Curtiss was named for the town where he was born.
But Glenn Curtiss did, and it was his plane, dubbed the June Bug, that folks from far and wide had come to see fly.
By focusing on the Wright brothers, and dealing with personalities like Octave Chanute, the pioneer of the straight-winged, biplane in the 1890s, and Glenn Curtiss, America's first aviation tycoon, chiefly in terms of their relationship with the Wrights, Mackersey constructs a narrative of considerable dramatic power.