Glenn Curtiss was an aviation pioneer who went on to form his own aircraft company. He was born in Hammondsport, New York, on May 21, 1878. As a teenager, he enjoyed building gasoline engines for the motorcycles that he raced. In 1907, he became known as the "Fastest Man on Earth" when he set a motorcycle speed record of 136.3 miles per hour. On Jan. 26, 1911, Glenn Curtiss made the first successful seaplane flight in America.
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|June Bug 1908||Aviator Glenn Curtiss 1910||Red Wing 1908||First Seaplane circa 1910|
|Aeroboat - 1913||S-42 Flying Clipper Seaplane||Diagram of the Flying Clipper Seaplane||Modern Seaplane|
|Just for Fun - The Bride 13 Seaplane|
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