Pioneering Vertical Flight in America
— Hammondsport, New York, 1908 —Between January and May 1908, John Newton Williams, demonstrated rotary wing test rigs at this site, known as Kingsley Flats, marking one of the first significant efforts to develop a helicopter in the United States. Powered by an engine designed and built by Glenn Hammond Curtiss, and hosted by Alexander Graham Bell's Aerial Experiment Association, Williams succeeded in lifting the platform off the ground with Byron Brown aboard.
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|Date Added||Sunday, July 14th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 317114 N 4696977|
|Decimal Degrees||42.40356667, -77.22233333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 24.214', W 77° 13.34'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 24' 12.84" N, 77° 13' 20.4" W|
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