Motorcycle Designers: Soichiro Honda, Eric Cheney, Glenn Curtiss, Edward Turner, James Scripps Booth, Erik Buell, Doug Hele, John Britten

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General Books, Jun 25, 2011 - Transportation - 40 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: Soichiro Honda, Eric Cheney, Glenn Curtiss, Miguel Angel Galluzzi, Edward Turner, Harry Ricardo, Sylvester H. Roper, Eskil Suter, James Scripps Booth, Erik Buell, Howard R. Davies, James Lansdowne Norton, Alfred Angas Scott, Kim Newcombe, Phil Vincent, Lucius Copeland, E. J. Pennington, Louis-Guillaume Perreaux, Doug Hele, Franti ek Jane?ek, John Britten, George Brough, John Goodman, Les Harris, Brian Jones, Andrew Serbinski, Bert Hopwood, Tadao Baba, Oscar Hedstrom, Walter Kaaden, Antonio Cobas, Phil Irving, Val Page, Dougal Marchant, Len Vale-Onslow, Fritz Egli, William S. Harley, Willie G. Davidson, Alain Chevallier, Pierre Terblanche, Giovanni Lurani, Arthur Davidson, Charles B. Franklin, Massimo Tamburini, Naoki Sakai, Geoff Monty. Excerpt: Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 - July 23, 1930) was an American aviation pioneer and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle then motorcycle builder and racer, later also manufacturing engines for airships as early as 1906. In 1908 Curtiss joined the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA), a pioneering research group founded by Alexander Graham Bell at Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia to build flying machines. Curtiss rose to fame by making the first officially witnessed flight in North America, winning a race at the world's first international air meet in France, and making the first long-distance flight in the U.S. His contributions in designing and building aircraft led to the formation of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, now part of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. His company built aircraft for the U.S. Army and Navy, and during the years leading up to World War I, his experiments with seaplanes led to advances in naval aviation. Curtiss civil and military aircraft were predominant in the inter-war and World War II eras. Curtiss was born...

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