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Curtiss, Glenn

Line breaks: Glenn Cur|tiss
Pronunciation: /ˈkəːtɪs
 
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Definition of Curtiss, Glenn in English:

( 1878–1930), American air pioneer and aircraft designer; full name Glenn Hammond Curtiss. In 1908 Curtiss made the first public American flight of 1.0 km (0.6 miles). He built his first aeroplane in 1909, and invented the aileron and demonstrated the first practical seaplane two years later.

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