This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Left side view of Curtiss 50hp Pusher, piloted by Eugene B. Ely, shortly after its takeoff from USS Birmingham (Scout Cruiser # 2, later CL-2), in Hampton Roads, Virginia, during the afternoon of November 14, 1910. USS Roe (Destroyer # 24), serving as plane guard, is visible in the background (showing two smokestacks). This was the first take off of an airplane from a ship.
Collection Item Long Description:
- Naval aviation
- Aeronautics, Military
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