First landing on a ship, San Francisco

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  • First landing on a ship, San Francisco

    Today!

    In 1911

    The first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as pilot Eugene B. Ely landed his Curtiss biplane on the deck of the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor.

    Paul

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    Originally posted by Paul Millner View Post
    Today!

    In 1911

    The first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as pilot Eugene B. Ely landed his Curtiss biplane on the deck of the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor.

    Paul
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      "It was easy enough. I think the trick could be successfully turned nine times out of ten."[

      Note the sophisticated PFD. Nice article at USNI Proceedings

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        Shortly thereafter, after huddling with a small group of Navy Lieutenants ("Captains" to you Other Services) Ely was said to have exclaimed "A 'Fair-3'?!? Come on, Paddles, you're killing me here!"

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          Originally posted by A. Niemyer View Post
          Shortly thereafter, after huddling with a small group of Navy Lieutenants, Ely was said to have exclaimed "A 'Fair-3'?!?

          Hi Andy and others,

          Eugene B. Ely:
          First Nasal Radiator? <gd&r> Randy made me to say that<g>.

          Regards,
          Tom Charlton

          "The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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