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 Glenn Hammond Curtiss

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Glenn Hammond Curtiss

Aviation Pioneer. He was an early motorcyclist, pioneer aircraft designer, manufacturer and racer who demonstrated the first official public one-kilometer flight in 1908. That flight would later earn him pilot's license Number One. He invented the first pontoon and flying boat aircraft, making him the father of naval aviation.


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  • Added: 15 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9264
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Glenn Hammond Curtiss (21 May 1878–23 Jul 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9264, citing Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport, Steuben County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .