August 28th, 2018, is the 110th anniversary of the U.S. Military accepting its first powered aircraft, Baldwin Dirigible SC-1, for Signal Corps #1. It was made in Hammondsport, NY, by the Baldwin Airship Company, and powered by a 20 hp Curtiss engine made in Hammondsport as well. The acceptance flights for the Army were flown by Thomas Baldwin and Glenn Curtiss.
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Photo credit: National Museum of the Air Force