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White Aircraft Humming Bird

Burd S. and Harold L. White, of Des Moines, Indiana, designed and produced their own private and commercial aircraft, Humming Bird, in 1926. Priced at $2,150 it was reported about 25 were built, with most unregistered. N3046 and N3047 were found.
In 1924 Des Moines, J H Banning found WW1 ace Raymond Fisher to teach him to fly. Banning then bought his own Hummingbird biplane, naming it Miss Ames. Banning attended Iowa State College, and became the first black to receive a CAA pilot's license, #1324. He bought the Hummingbird to use in the 1928 Iowa Goodwill Air Tour.
White's Hummingbird Barnstormer J Herman Banning
Engine: Curtiss OX-5, 90hp
Wingspan: 33'2"
Length: 23'6"
Useful load: 1000 lb
Max speed: 93 mph
Cruise speed: 85 mph
Stall: 28 mph
Range: 375 mi
Seats: 3

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