This Day in Aviation History
 February 17th, 1911
 Glen Curtiss demonstrates his Model D-III seaplane.
*Curtiss was determined to prove that seaplanes could operate effectively with the fleet. On February 17, 1911, Curtiss demonstrated his Model D-III from San Diego Bay and landed alongside the USS Pennsylvania. He was lifted aboard by a standard boat crane and placed on deck. This demonstration, along with Ely’s, was instrumental in showing the Navy the feasibility of operating aircraft in the fleet. Soon afterward the Navy announced the first purchase of a Navy aircraft…_
San Diego Air & Space Museum Birthplace on Naval Aviation:
YouTube, HISTORIC FLIGHT” 1911 Curtiss A1 Triad Seaplane / San Diego, California (2011): SIK Videos
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