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Posted 07/04/2008   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gussyboy1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I love this Siam airmail "angel?"! ha

CONTEST FOR BEGINNERS with less than 50 posts- -win some free (I say, FREE) Airmail stamps from my extras!

One Hundred years ago today, the "father of naval aviation" lifted off in a biplane made of wood and fabric and stayed airbourne for almost a mile!

Glenn H. Curtiss, a 30 year old pilot and plane designer, performed the first pre-announced PUBLIC flight in the USA and became a national hero. Before Curtiss made his public flight, less than 100 American people had ever seen the fantastic amazement of aviation!

Curtiss was a motorcycle builder and set a land speed record of 136 mph in Jan 1907 (pretty darn fast for that many years ago!).
In 1907 Curtiss accepted an invite to build powerful and lightweight engines for the Aerial Experiment Association headed by Alexander Graham Bell.

In 1911 he developed the first practical SEAPLANE and offered the Secretary of the Navy FREE instruction for ONE Navy officer. (we've come a long way since!)

TRIVIA QUESTIONS::::::::Answer all three correctly and you win some free airmail stamps (did I mention they are FREE!) ( Sorry, but I don't have any inverted Curtiss Jennys to send you at the moment! ha)

What was Curtiss' hometown??

From 1916-1918 what city did Curtiss turn into an airplane manufacturing hub of the USA??

What was the name of the first Navy Officer who became the US Navy's first Pilot??


HAPPY AVIATING!

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Posted 07/04/2008   4:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OU OU OU ...I love contests

Lets see.. What was hhis first name


OU OU OU... Hue something

no Eugene somthing

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Edited by bobgggg - 07/04/2008 4:05 pm
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Posted 07/04/2008   5:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
bobgggg, you are so funny! Ha I know there aren't very many on the forum today because of the holiday.

BUT
---hint for the contest I am having-- bobgggg lives closer to Curtiss' home town than I do.

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Edited by gussyboy1 - 07/04/2008 5:39 pm
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Posted 07/06/2008   05:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cimarron_Warrior to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Gussy I have some guesses about your questions but since I am over the 50 post limit can I e-mail them to you and see if I am correct??
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Posted 07/06/2008   9:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ziggy9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
just squeeking in under the 50, PM sent
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Posted 07/07/2008   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ziggy9 is the winner! Curtiss' hometown was Hammondsport in Western NY, first Navy pilot trained was Lt. Theodore G. Ellyson, and Curtiss turned Buffalo, NY into an airplane manufacturing hub from 1916 to 1918.

Congrats, ziggy9!
Email sent.I will have some airmails flying your way!
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Posted 07/07/2008   9:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ziggy9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks!

Richard
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Posted 07/08/2008   12:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cimarron_Warrior to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hay I can't believe it I was right as well. Congrats Ziggy wtg!
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Posted 07/08/2008   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. Cimm Warrior your email to me was correct--great research you did to find the answers.
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Posted 07/18/2008   07:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ziggy, I have your envelope ready to send--I wasn't for sure what you collect ( EM sent earlier) so I threw in some little bit of everything.

Thanks!
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Posted 07/18/2008   09:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ziggy9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thanks! thats waht I collect!
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Posted 07/18/2008   09:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If interested in airmails consider C11 the 5 cent beacon stamp..they are inexpensive and available you can get them on cover for an average of a buck and a half. there are many shifts on the stamps where the plane and beacon move around a bit...i was reading about the stamp last night...those beacons were spaced accross the country to allow for night flying.....thanks but no thanks !!
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Posted 07/18/2008   7:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rlorenz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Phil

I have several copies of the c11 also if you need any or anybody else does
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Posted 07/26/2008   7:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ziggy9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
packet recieved today. Thanks!
I have three children, one colllects cats and birds, one collects bugs and the other collects flowers. There's something in there for each of them!

Thanks again
Richard
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Posted 07/26/2008   7:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ziggy9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
oppos! double post
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Edited by ziggy9 - 07/26/2008 7:26 pm
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