This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Glenn Hammond Curtiss came to be known as "The Father of Naval Aviation" and "Founder of the American Aircraft Industry". He was a remarkable engineer, beginning his career as a successful motorcycle manufacturer. Curtiss was a fierce competitor, entering and winning many races and keeping up with competition from firms such as Harley Davidson and Indian. Curtiss won first place in the free-for-all class at the New York and Brooklyn Motor Cycle Clubs Hill Climb on May 30th, 1907.