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Hero of the air : Glenn Curtiss and the birth of naval aviation

Author: William F Trimble
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2010.
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In this biography, William F. Trimble examines the pioneering work of Glenn Curtiss, a key figure in the development of the airplane during the early part of the century. This book's careful examination of his partnership with the Navy breaks new ground in revealing significant new details of his contributions. Curtiss helped meet the special requirements of the service for aircraft, particularly those with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Trimble, William F., 1947-
Hero of the air.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)763147062
Named Person: Glenn Hammond Curtiss; Glenn Hammond Curtiss
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William F Trimble
ISBN: 9781591148791 1591148790
OCLC Number: 457161591
Description: xvi, 270 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Young and restless --
Bell's lab --
The "Flying Bug" --
The exhibition business --
The partnership --
High above Keuka's waters --
The Navy's wings --
Headwinds --
Challenges old and new.
Responsibility: William F. Trimble.

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In this biography, William F. Trimble examines the pioneering work of Glenn Curtiss, a key figure in the development of the airplane during the early part of the century. This book's careful examination of his partnership with the Navy breaks new ground in revealing significant new details of his contributions. Curtiss helped meet the special requirements of the service for aircraft, particularly those with the potential for operating with naval vessels at sea or in conducting long-distance flights over water. He also was instrumental in training the first naval aviators. Curtiss and the Navy continued their collaboration through World War I, reaching a climax in 1919 with the first transatlantic flight of the famed Navy-Curtiss NC flying boat. This book addresses the broader implications of the Curtiss-Navy collaboration in the context of the longstanding trend of government-private cooperation in the introduction and development of new technologies. It also helps lay to rest the persistent myth that the Navy resisted the introduction of aviation.

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