This week's Ask an Expert Live, aeronautics curator Laurence Burke will discuss the Curtiss N-9H and the U.S. Navy's adoption of the plane as its first modern, tractor airplane. Primarily trainers, planes of this type were the first to make flights out of sight of land. Join us on Facebook Live as we discuss this revolutionary naval aircraft. The Curtiss N-9H on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center is the sole surviving Curitss N-9 seaplane trainer.
Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on one of the National Air and Space Museum Facebook pages with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.