Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Great Curtiss Flying Boat -- April 3, 2018

Washington DC Evening Star, 29-December-1918
Lieutenant David McCullough flew this Curtiss flying boat with fifty people aboard.  It is a precursor of the Navy Curtiss airplanes which made the first flight across the Atlantic. 

McCullough later piloted the NC-3, one of the airplanes which tried to make the flight, but did not reach Europe.  Forced down by bad weather, she taxied and sailed backwards 250 miles to reach the Azores.  Of the three airplanes in the attempt, only the NC-4 made the complete flight.  

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