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Glen Hammond Curtiss Net Worth

Glen Hammond Curtiss Net Worth is
$400,000

Glen Hammond Curtiss Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930) was an American aviation pioneer and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle racer and builder before moving on to motorcycles. As early as 1904, he began to manufacture engines for airships. In 1908 Curtiss joined the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA), a pioneering research group, founded by Alexander Graham Bell at Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia to build flying machines.Curtiss made the first officially witnessed flight in North America, won a race at the world's first international air meet in France, and made the first long-distance flight in the United States. His contributions in designing and building aircraft led to the formation of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, now part of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. His company built aircraft for the U.S. Army and Navy, and, during the years leading up to World War I, his experiments with seaplanes led to advances in naval aviation. Curtiss civil and military aircraft were predominant in the inter-war and World War II eras.
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Full NameGlenn Curtiss
Date Of BirthMay 21, 1878
Died1930-07-23
Place Of BirthHammondsport, New York, USA
ProfessionPilot, Inventor, Aerospace Engineer
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLena Pearl Neff
ParentsFrank Richmond Curtiss, Lua Andrews
AwardsCollier Trophy
Star SignGemini
#Fact
1Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2003 for the hydroaeroplane.
2A bitter rival of Wilbur and Orville Wright. On the first day of the 1909 Grande Semaine d'Aviation contest in Rheims, France, Curtiss was sued by the Wrights, who alleged he was infringing on their patent. Curtiss won the event. The patent dispute continued for several years, nearly bankrupting him. A court eventually ruled in favor of the Wrights. Ironically, his and the Wright brothers' companies later merged to become the Curtiss-Wright Corporation on July 5, 1929, which still exists.
3Was a bitter rival of Wilbur and Orville Wright. On the first day of the 1909 Grande Semaine d'Aviation flying contest in Rheims, France, Curtiss was sued by the brothers, who alleged their patent was being infringed. Curtiss won the event. The patent dispute continued for several years, nearly bankrupting him. Ironically, his and the brothers' companies would merge to become the Curtiss-Wright Corporation on July 5, 1929, which still exists.
4Founded the Aerial Experiment Association with Alexander Graham Bell.
5Became known as the "Fastest Man on Earth" when he set a motorcycle speed record of 136.3 miles per hour (1907)
6Aviation pioneer and aeronautical inventor.

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Planes2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Our Mutual Girl, No. 291914ShortHimself, Aviator (as Glenn H. Curtiss)
Our Mutual Girl1914Himself - Aviator (episode 29) (as Glenn H. Curtiss)
Aviation at Los Angeles, California1910Documentary shortHimself - Aviator
Aeroplane Contests at Rheims1909Documentary shortHimself

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