Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

"328 / Lucky + Fiske Stabilizer." [Curtiss pilot William S. Luckey sits at the controls of a Curtiss Model D Hydro Headless aircraft (tail no. 7), prior to making a test flight at Lake Keuka, Hammondsport, New York, circa late 1914. The aircraft (one-quarter front left side view) has been fitted with an experimental Fisk Stabilizer mounted to the center upper wing. Three men at right hold back the aircraft during engine run-up.]

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company


Circa late 1914

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


Glass negatives

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