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The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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Uploaded on Dec 28, 2011

Museum Website: http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org

If you love speed, on land or in the air, Glenn H. Curtiss is a guy you what to learn about! Curtiss started his career building bicycles then motorcycles, becoming the "Fastest man on Earth" in 1907 when he set a record speed of 136.4 MPH on his V8-powered motorcycle. The following year in 1908, he flew his flying machine, the "June Bug," a distance of over 5000 feet to win the Scientific American Trophy. He went on to earn accolades for designing and building pioneer aircraft, including the first seaplanes able to take off from and land on water, ultimately becoming known as the "Father of Naval Aviation." Come visit the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY, where you can see exact reproductions of his V8 and other Curtiss motorcycles, the "June Bug" aircraft, the "A-1" first naval aircraft, a 1912 "Pusher", a 1913 "Model E" flying boat, a 1917 "Jenny", a 1919 "Seagull" flying boat, and a 1927 "Robin", as well as a full size C-46 WWII transport plane standing guard at the entrance and too big to fit inside! Visit the museum's Restoration Shop where expert volunteers work to refurbish antique planes and boats. Other exhibits include antique tools, toys, boats, guns, Civil War artifacts, home furnishings, fire equipment and much more! A great way to spend the afternoon for the entire family!

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