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: http://bit.ly/1mFDivS
Wikipedia, Alfred M. Pride: http://bit.ly/1rsuLMQ
YouTube, Flying Windmill Sees New York (1930s): http://bit.ly/1r2hBqJ
YouTube, Airventure 2009: Pitcairn PA-18 Autogyro Flight: http://bit.ly/1qov4Tx
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