Bell X-22 experimental aircraft

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March 20, 1945 – 72 years ago the Bell Model 30 Ship 3 NX41860 first flight was performed by Bell’s Chief Test Pilot Floyd Carlson. Ship 3 was the final design and test vehicle for the now famous Model 47.

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Video: USS Akron airship aircraft carrier with F9C Sparrowhawks.

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The museum’s Curtiss Jenny is 100 years old, built in 1917.

Visit the museum and see this rare aircraft on display. The Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” was one of a series of “JN” biplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York, later the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. The Curtiss JN-4 is possibly North America’s most famous World War I aircraft. It was widely used during World War I to train beginning pilots, with an estimated 95% of all trainees having flown a JN-4. The Curtiss factory in Buffalo, New York, was the largest such facility in the world.

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OnThisDay 1953 first flight of the Bell Model 61 (HSL-1) anti-submarine helicopter for the US Navy. 53 helicopters were built. Floyd Carlson was the test pilot.

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