Fly Boys over Hampton Roads: Glenn Curtiss’s Southern Experiment

Flyboys over Hampton Roads by Amy Waters YarsinskeFly Boys over Hampton Roads:
Glenn Curtiss’s Southern Experiment

The story begins in the fall of 1915, on the cusp of America’s entry into World War I. Aviation giant Glenn Curtiss sought a location where pilots could train and aircraft could be tested year-round, and he found it in the warm winds and waters of Newport News, Virginia. There, daring young men and women in their flying machines flew on to fame and into history with their record-breaking flights and the tragic losses that were inevitable in early flight. Join military historian Amy Waters Yarsinske as she uses rare vintage photographs and a deft hand to narrate this astounding and often forgotten period in aviation history.

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