Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Curtiss Mseum: Curtiss Fall Flying Festival - 9/14/13

Glenn Curtiss Header
August 14, 2013
For Immediate Release
Trafford Doherty, Executive Director
Tel. (607) 569-2160      


Visiting aircraft, Fledgling biplane restoration debut,  
vendor booths, food stands and more
Hammondsport, NY - August 14, 2013 - The Curtiss Fall Flying Festival will provide fun for the entire Seaplane 2012 family on Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Depot Park in Hammondsport. The event is free to the public.

The traditional Glenn Curtiss Salute will take place at 2 p.m., when the visiting planes will fly up Keuka Lake, over the Village of Hammondsport, the Curtiss Museum and the Glenn Curtiss gravesite.

Attractions throughout the day include:
  • Visiting seaplanes from the Finger Lakes region and beyond
  • The public debut of the museum's 1929 Curtiss Fledgling restoration project. This 39-foot wingspan biplane will be on display with its 1927, 170HP Curtiss Challenger radial engine. 
  • Demonstrations of the Curtiss Museum's OX 5 engine, an early V-8, liquid-cooled aircraft engine built by Curtiss. The OX 5 powered the Curtiss Jenny and was the first U.S.-designed engine to enter mass production.
  • Curtiss Museum Gift Shop booth, featuring many new items, as well as other vendor booths and food stands
  • Children's activities, including photo opportunities with the Museum's child-sized Curtiss Pusher plane and games set up and run by the Boy Scouts.
  • An opportunity to meet former Naval aviator Christopher Harmer, who logged approximately 3,500 hours of flight time, primarily in the SH-60F/HH-60H helicopter.
For more information about the Fall Flying Festival, contact the Glenn Curtiss Museum at (607) 569-2160.
About the museum
The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, which is located in the scenic Finger Lakes Region of New York State, celebrates the life and accomplishments of Glenn Curtiss, who is remembered as the father of naval aviation and the founder of the American aircraft industry. The museum is home to a priceless collection relating to early aviation, bicycle and motorcycle transportation and local history.

For more information, visit the museum website.
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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum | 8419 State Rt. 54 | Hammondsport | NY | 14840

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