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Curtiss America 001
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
was an American aircraft manufacturer formed in 1916 by Glenn Hammond Curtiss. After significant commercial success in the 'teens and 20s, it merged with the Wright Aeronautical in 1929 to form Curtiss-Wright
Curtiss-Wright
Corporation.Contents1 History1.1 Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company 1.2 Curtiss-Wright
Curtiss-Wright
Corporation 1.3 Curtiss Aviation School 1.4 Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station2 Products2.1 Aircraft 2.2 Other types of aircraft 2.3 Aircraft
Aircraft
engines 2.4 Helicopters3 See also 4 References4.1 Notes 4.2 Bibliography5 External linksHistory[edit]Curtiss-Herring flying machine photographed in Mineola, New York.In 1907, Glenn Curtiss
Glenn Curtiss
was recruited by the scientist Dr
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Curtiss (name)
Curtis
Curtis
or Curtiss is a common English given name and surname of Anglo-Norman origin derived from the Old French
Old French
curteis (Modern French courtois, surname Courtois[1]) which means "polite, courteous, or well-bred". [2] It is a compound of curt- ″court″ and -eis ″-ish″.[3] The spelling u to render [u] in Old French
Old French
was mainly Anglo-Norman and Norman, when the spelling o [u] was the usual Parisian French
Parisian French
one, Modern French
Modern French
ou [u]. -eis is the Old French suffix for -ois, Western French (including Anglo-Norman) keeps -eis, simplified -is in English
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Curtiss NC-4
The NC-4 was a Curtiss NC
Curtiss NC
flying boat which was designed by Glenn Curtiss and his team, and manufactured by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. The hull was built by the world renowned Herreshoff Manufacturing Corporation in Bristol, Rhode Island. In May 1919, the NC-4 became the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, starting in New York State
New York State
and making the crossing as far as Lisbon, Portugal, in 19 days. This included time for stops of numerous repairs and for crewmen's rest, with stops along the way in Massachusetts, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
(on the mainland), Newfoundland, and twice in the Azores Islands
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Curtiss JN-4
The Curtiss JN-4
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. Although the Curtiss JN series was originally produced as a training aircraft for the U.S
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Amelia Earhart
Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑːrt/, born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author.[1][Note 1] Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.[3][Note 2] She received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment.[5] She set many other records,[2] wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.[6] In 1935, Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students
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Inverted Jenny
The Inverted Jenny
Inverted Jenny
(also known as an Upside Down Jenny, Jenny Invert) is a United States postage stamp first issued on May 10, 1918 in which the image of the Curtiss JN-4
Curtiss JN-4
airplane in the center of the design is printed upside-down; it is probably the most famous error in American philately. Only one pane of 100 of the invert stamps was ever found, making this error one of the most prized in all philately. A single Inverted Jenny
Inverted Jenny
was sold at a Robert A. Siegel auction in November 2007 for $977,500.[1] In December 2007 a mint never hinged example was sold for $825,000
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College Park, Maryland
The City
City
of College Park is in Prince George's County, Maryland.[5] The population was 30,413 at the 2010 United States Census. It is best known as the home of the University of Maryland, College Park, and since 1994 the city has also been home to the National Archives at College Park, a facility of the U.S
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Maryland
Motto(s): Fatti maschii, parole femine (English: Strong Deeds, Gentle Words)[3] The Latin text encircling the seal: Scuto bonæ voluntatis tuæ coronasti nos (With favor Wilt Thou Compass Us as with a Shield) Psalm 5:12[4]State song(s): "Maryland, My Maryland"Official language None (English, de facto)Demonym MarylanderCapital AnnapolisLargest city BaltimoreLargest metro Baltimore- Washington Metro
Washington Metro
AreaArea Ranked 42nd • Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km2) • Width 196 miles (315 km) • Length 119 m
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Curtiss HS
The Curtiss HS
Curtiss HS
was a single-engined patrol flying boat built for the United States Navy
United States Navy
during World War I. Large numbers were built from 1917 to 1919, with the type being used to carry out anti-submarine patrols from bases in France from June 1918
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John Cyril Porte
Colonel
Colonel
John Cyril Porte
John Cyril Porte
CMG FRAeS RN (26 February 1884 – 22 October 1919) was a British flying boat pioneer associated with the World War I Seaplane Experimental Station
Seaplane Experimental Station
at Felixstowe.[2]Contents1 Biography1.1 Transatlantic challenge 1.2 War service 1.3 Profiteering trial 1.4 Later life2 Legacy 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Porte was born on 26 February 1884 to Reverend
Reverend
John Robert Porte (1849–1922) TCD and Henrietta (née Scott) in Bandon, County Cork,[3] Ireland.[4] Reverend
Reverend
Dr. Porte served as Rector of St Peter's, Ballymodan, Bandon before moving to England with his family as Vicar of St Matthew's church, Denmark Hill
Denmark Hill
in 1890. Rev
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Royal Navy
The Royal Navy
Navy
(RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force. Although warships were used by the English kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years War
Hundred Years War
against the Kingdom of France. The modern Royal Navy
Navy
traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed services, it is known as the Senior Service. From the middle decades of the 17th century, and through the 18th century, the Royal Navy
Navy
vied with the Dutch Navy
Navy
and later with the French Navy
Navy
for maritime supremacy. From the mid 18th century, it was the world's most powerful navy until surpassed by the United States Navy
Navy
during the Second World War
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Curtiss F5L
The twin-engine F5L was one of the Felixstowe F series of flying boats developed by John Cyril Porte at the Seaplane Experimental Station, Felixstowe, England during the First World War for production in America. A civilian version of the aircraft was known as the Aeromarine 75.Contents1 Design and development 2 Operational history 3 Operators 4 Accidents and incidents 5 Survivors 6 Specifications 7 See also 8 References8.1 Notes 8.2 Bibliography9 External linksDesign and development[edit]The first Naval Aircraft Factory F5L, 24 July 1918.[1]Porte had taken the Curtiss H-12, an original design by the American Glenn Curtiss and developed them into a practical series of flying boats at the Felixstowe station. They then took their F.5 model and further redesigned it with better streamlining, a stronger hull using veneer instead of doped linen and U.S.-built 330 hp (later 400 hp) Liberty 12A engines
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Felixstowe F.3
The Felixstowe
Felixstowe
F.3 was a British First World War
First World War
flying boat, successor to the Felixstowe F.2
Felixstowe F.2
designed by Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
John Cyril Porte RN at the naval air station, Felixstowe.Contents1 Design and development 2 Operational history 3 Operators 4 Specifications (F.3) 5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksDesign and development[edit] In February 1917, the first prototype of the Felixstowe
Felixstowe
F.3 was flown. This was a larger and heavier development of the Felixstowe
Felixstowe
F.2A, powered by two 320 hp (239 kW) Sunbeam Cossack
Sunbeam Cossack
engines.[1] Large orders followed, with the production aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Eagles
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Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean
Ocean
is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about 106,460,000 square kilometers (41,100,000 square miles).[2][3] It covers approximately 20 percent of the Earth's surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area. It separates the "Old World" from the "New World". The Atlantic Ocean
Ocean
occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Eurasia
Eurasia
and Africa to the east, and the Americas to the west. As one component of the interconnected global ocean, it is connected in the north to the Arctic
Arctic
Ocean, to the Pacific Ocean
Ocean
in the southwest, the Indian Ocean
Ocean
in the southeast, and the Southern Ocean
Southern Ocean
in the south (other definitions describe the Atlantic as extending southward to Antarctica)
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Sopwith Aviation Company
The Sopwith Aviation Company
Sopwith Aviation Company
later Sopwith Aviation & Engineering Company was a British aircraft company that designed and manufactured aeroplanes mainly for the British Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Flying Corps and later Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
in the First World War, most famously the Sopwith Camel. Sopwith aircraft were also used in varying numbers by the French, Belgian, and American air services during the War. In April 1919 the company was renamed Sopwith Aviation & Engineering Company Limited. In September 1920 the company entered voluntary liquidation after a move to build motorcycles failed. The patents and assets were bought by a new company H.G
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Clement Melville Keys
Clement Melville Keys (1876–1952) was a financier involved in the establishment of many aviation companies including Curtiss-Wright, China National Aviation Corporation, North American Aviation and TWA. He has been called "the father of commercial aviation in America."[1] Keys was born in the small town of Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada and attended the University of Toronto and taught classics there before becoming a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in 1901 where he became railroad editor, then moving on to become the financial editor of the monthly journal World's Work. He formed an investment counseling firm C.M. Keys & Co. in 1911. In 1916 he became an unpaid vice president for Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company and assumed controlling interest of the financially troubled company in 1920
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