Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930) was an American aviation pioneer and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle then motorcycle builder and racer, later also manufacturing engines for airships as early as 1906. In 1908 Curtiss joined the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA), a pioneering research group founded by Alexander Graham Bell at Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia to build flying machines.

1909 - Glenn Hammond Curtiss Bicycle&Motorcycle Racer,Manufacturer of Airship Engines,Aviation Pioneer & US Aircraft Industry Founder

Glenn Curtiss "The Father of Naval Aviation"

Inspiration for Edmund's Dirigible Glenn Curtiss Dirigible

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One of the important fathers of aviation, Glenn Curtiss, flying his 1908 "June Bug". For the aviation enthusiast, come visit the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY.

Le 28 août 1909 dans le ciel : Coupe Gordon-Bennett, le pilote Glenn Curtiss s’impose

Le 28 août 1909 dans le ciel : Coupe Gordon-Bennett, le pilote Glenn Curtiss s’impose

Glenn Curtiss on his Silver Dart

Glenn Curtiss on his Silver Dart

Glenn Curtiss - Glenn Curtiss in his Biplane, July 4, 1908.

Curtiss in his June Bug, July

Glenn Curtiss flying the "June Bug" on July 4, 1908 (Photo courtesy Library of Congress). This was the first long-distance city-to-city flight between Albany, NY and New York City.

Glenn Curtiss flying the "June Bug" on July 1908 (Photo courtesy Library of Congress). This was the first long-distance city-to-city flight between Albany, NY and New York City.

This is an image of a very early vintage Buick Automobile at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport N.Y. in the Fingerlakes.  It is a model 10 1908-1909 Buick that was being made about the same time as the “June Bug” airplane was being flown by Glenn Curtiss.For more on the early history of Buick and this car see the link: http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Buick/

Vintage Buick Automobile at the Glenn Curtiss Museum

This is an image of a very early vintage Buick Automobile at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport N.Y. in the Fingerlakes. It is a model 10 1908-1909 Buick that was being made about the same time as the “June Bug” airplane was being flown by Glenn Curtiss.For more on the early history of Buick and this car see the link: http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Buick/

This is one of the many iconic cars at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, N.Y. in the Fingerlakes.  This is a 1937 Buick convertible with a V-8 engine. I am not sure of the significance of the car or why it is in the museum. Perhaps it belonged to the Glenn Curtiss family.

1937 Buick 8 Automobile

This is one of the many iconic cars at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, N.Y. in the Fingerlakes. This is a 1937 Buick convertible with a V-8 engine. I am not sure of the significance of the car or why it is in the museum. Perhaps it belonged to the Glenn Curtiss family.

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