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 (kûr′tĭs), Glenn Hammond 1878-1930.
American aviation pioneer who developed the first airplane to complete a one-kilometer flight (1908).


(ˈkɜr tɪs)

Glenn Hammond, 1878–1930, U.S. inventor: pioneer in the field of aviation.
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I graduated under Curtiss, and after a long siege with my father obtained his permission to try for the Lafayette Escadrille.
Curtiss Museum, and the Hudson River Valley Institute have missions related to education and, with the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, all four are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.
In 1971, the Curtisses moved to Newbury Park, and Curtiss soon started a church study group in Camarillo.
Curtiss Lopez, 16, said he's been playing jazz since he picked up guitar six years ago.
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Like most sole practitioners, Curtiss does other work, including tax return preparation, pension plan administration and some corporate tax work.
Still, Curtiss, Ely, and others were uncertain about bringing the airplane safely to a halt.
This biography is somewhat difficult to read, with cumbersome, stodgy style that does not help the reader get through the dates and numbers that drag down the narrative in the overlong chapters describing the very early years of powered flight and the growing contest between Curtiss and the Wrights brothers.
What Glenn Curtiss would think of supersonic F/A 18 Hornets taking off from the deck of a nuclear-powered carrier far at sea can only be imagined.
Mr Curtiss was killed when a tree fell across the silver Isuzu pick-up truck he was driving along the Old Warwick Road at Lapworth, near Warwick, on Monday morning.
Neil Curtiss, 47, was killed when the tree hit his Isuzu pick-up in Old Warwick Road, Lapworth, on Monday.