AVIATION HISTORY ON THIS DATE IN 1911

eugene ely

ely behind the controls
Eugene B. Ely (above) made the first successful landing of an aircraft
on a floating vessel when he flew his Curtiss Pusher onto the deck of  
the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Bay. He was 24 years old.

first landing of aircraft on a ships deck in 1911
ely on deck
taking off from the deck

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