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First Shipboard Landing and Takeoff 1911

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Eugene Ely landed and flew off the makeshift flight deck of the cruiser USS Pennsylvania at San Francisco Bay January 18th 1911.  All photos acquired from the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

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Ely just before touchdown

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Ely landing Note: ropes & sand bags used to catch Plane.

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Safely onboard.

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Ely, his wife and Capt Peterson of the USS  Pennsylvania

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Ely takeoff (side view)

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Ely takeoff from USS Pennsylvania.

 

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