Category Archives: Harkness Aviation
San Diego: the Birthplace of Naval Aviation Part One Special Presentation Commemorating the Centennial of Naval Aviation, focusing exclusively on San Diego’s contributions. On November 14, 1910 Aviation pioneer and inventor Glenn Curtiss sent a letter to Secretary … Continue reading
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY — NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER 805 KIDDER BREESE SE — WASHINGTON NAVY YARD WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060 Naval Aviation Chronology 1898-1916 10–Acting Secretary of the Navy Beekman Winthrop directed the Point Loma, Calif., Wireless Station to … Continue reading
© 1998-2003 Carroll Gray All Rights To This Web Domain And Web Site And Contents Thereof Are Reserved The ANTOINETTE MONOPLANE The Antoinette Type VII Monoplane The Antoinette Type VII Monoplane has been considered by … Continue reading
Page 32-33. The two Harkness Antoinette monoplanes shared North Island in 1911 with the Curtiss machines. On February 7, Harry Harkness made history by flying twenty-one miles to the Mexican border.
By Captain Bernard L. Brookes Top: Miracle of Flight! The Santos Dumont biplane (box kite) of 1906. Center: This Curtiss biplane of 1909 won the First Gordon Bennett International Race at a speed of 48 miles per hour! Bottom: A … Continue reading