BirthdayMay 21, 1878
BirthplaceHammondsport, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Glenn Curtiss

    Full name: Glenn Curtiss
    Also known as: Glenn Curtiss, Glenn Hammond Curtiss, Curtiss, Glenn Hammond
    Occupation: Company director

  2. Glenn Curtiss Known for

    Transatlantic flight

  3. Glenn Curtiss Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 23rd of July, 1930 (Age: 52)

  4. Glenn Curtiss Biography

    Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930) was an American aviation pioneer and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle racer and builder before moving on to motorcycles. As early as 1904, he began to manufacture engines for airships. In 1908 Curtiss joined the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA), a pioneering research group, founded by Alexander Graham Bell at Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia to build flying machines.Curtiss made the first officially witnessed flight in North America, won a race at the world's first international air meet in France, and made the first long-distance flight in the United States. His contributions in designing and building aircraft led to the formation of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, now part of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. His company built aircraft for the U.S. Army and Navy, and, during the years leading up to World War I, his experiments with seaplanes led to advances in naval aviation. Curtiss civil and military aircraft were predominant in the inter-war and World War II eras.

  5. Glenn Curtiss Family

    Spouse: Lena Pearl Neff
    Parents: Frank Richmond Curtiss, Lua Andrews

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