Volunteers in The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum restoration shop, led by Art Wilder, have constructed several flying examples of early Curtiss aircraft, including a 1913 Flying Boat and the A-1, the Navy's first airplane. Their next project is a flying replica of Curtiss's Albany Flyer, which flew down the Hudson River to New York City in 1910. If you would like to make a donation to help support the fine work of these dedicated individuals, send a donation to the museum at:
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
8419 State Route 54
Hammondsport, NY 14840
We periodically check YouTube for new videos from the folks at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, hoping to see what's going on with their "Project America," an ongoing effort by the museum to construct a fully-functional and authentic replica of the twin-engine Curtiss seaplane. We've shared videos of the construction and water debut of America 2.0 in the past, but this weekend she actually took a real-world flight and thanks to Dan Kaake, you can see how things went on New York's Keuka Lake.
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