First Airplane Takeoff from Warship November 14, 1910

     

First Airplane Takeoff from Warship November 14, 1910

Eugene Ely makes the first airplane takeoff from a warship in a Curtiss pusher airplane from the cruiser USS Birmingham at Hampton Roads, VA. Ely later completes the first landing and takeoff from a ship in 1911. His flights marked the beginning of carrier aviation.

Image Number: WEB11687-2010
Credit: U.S. Naval Historical Center
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