[Aerial Experiment Association Aerodrome No. 3 "Loon" attempting to take off]

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[Aerial Experiment Association Aerodrome No. 3 "Loon" attempting to take off]

Description

Photograph of the Aerial Experiment Association's Aerodrome No. 3 "Loon" aircraft, piloted by John A. D. McCurdy, attempting to take off on Keuka Lake, New York, November 5, 1908. The aircraft did not get airborne.

Inscription: "Drome No. 3, Curtiss' June Bug, placed on pontoons and renamed the Loon, propelled over the water on Lake Keuka, near Hammondsport, N.Y., carrying Mr. Douglas McCurdy as Aviator, Nov. 30, 1908. The Loon did not rise into the air."

Caption from bulletin: "25. Drome No. 3, Curtiss' June Bug placed on pontoons and re-named 'The Loon', propelled over the water on Lake Keuka, near Hammondsport, N.Y., carrying Mr. Douglas McCurdy as Aviator, Nov. 30, 1908. 'The Loon' did not rise into the air."

Photograph from a bulletin titled "Bulletins of the Aerial Experiment Association," a souvenir volume consisting of eight (8) pages of text and thirty-one (31) photographs illustrating the work of the Aerial Experiment Association, issued April 12, 1909.

Date

1908-11-05

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Alexander Graham Bell and the Aerial Experiment Association Photograph Collection must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The Alexander Graham Bell and the Aerial Experiment Association Photograph Collection/The Museum of Flight

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2018-10-01-B_image_052_01