This Day in Aviation History

September 23rd, 1931
Lt. A. M. Pride piloted the Navy’s first rotary-wing aircraft, and XOP-1 autogyro, landing aboard and taking off from USS Langley while underway.

Wikipedia, Pitcairn PCA-2:

Wikipedia, Alfred M. Pride:,

YouTube, Flying Windmill Sees New York (1930s):

YouTube, Airventure 2009: Pitcairn PA-18 Autogyro Flight:

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