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First indoor flight of a helicopter in the western hemisphere (1944)

05-12-44 – First indoor flight of a helicopter in the western hemisphere in Buffalo, New York. 65th. Armory Building. Model 30 Ship 2 NX41868. Pilot Floyd W. Carlson. https://youtu.be/5uqO7_DD9M4 Click here. via British Pathe

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Niagara Falls Rescue by Helicopter

Helicopter rescue at Niagara Falls on May 15, 1950. Bell Helicopter pilots Joseph Cannon and Owen Niehaus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc5FE7xqJcU Click here.

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1932 Niagara Falls Air Race.

The trophy from the 1932 Niagara Falls Air Race.

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Curtiss P-40 fighter sets speed record — 661 mph! 1942

https://youtu.be/dzlJg5vZO8k Click here. (Courtesy of ZenosWarbirds)

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Museum Attends WNY Regional Science and Engineering Fair, April 1, 2017

Members of the Niagara Aerospace Museum attended the 75th annual WNY Regional Science and Engineering Fair on April 1, 2017.  The event is hosted by the Western New York Science Congress, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Science, … Continue reading

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Bell X-22 experimental aircraft

Video from MilitArmy on YouTube.

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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.

via Niagara Aerospace Museum’s Facebook Page.

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Video: USS Akron airship aircraft carrier with F9C Sparrowhawks.

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February 16, 1944 – First flight of the Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk.

via Niagara Aerospace Museum’s Facebook Page.

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