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Whitehead / Weisskopf

 
Gustav Whitehead, born Gustav Albin Weisskopf, was an aviation pioneer who immigrated from Bavaria, Germany to the United States. Whitehead is claimed to have achieved powered flight with this monoplane at Fairfield, Connecticut on August 14, 1901 – more than two years before the Wright brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk. In 1968 the state of Connecticut officially recognized Whitehead as the “Father of Connecticut Aviation”.
 
Gustave Whitehead (Gustav Weisskopf)
 
Bridgeport CT.
USA
 
Airplane builder circa 1901-11 of some two dozen Whitehead designs.
 
 
 
 


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