The Curtiss Story Part 1 – Glenn Curtiss & the Early Years

Glenn Curtiss was born on the 21st May 1878. Curtiss always had a keen interest in engineering and innovation. He opened up the first Curtiss factory, manufacturing motorcycles, in 1901. This obviously draws a comparison to the Bicycle building Wright Brothers,with whom Curtiss would have long drawn out legal battles and ill-feeling in the years … Continue reading The Curtiss Story Part 1 – Glenn Curtiss & the Early Years

Warbird People: Frederick Dudley Travers DFC WW1 Ace and Flying Boat Pioneer

As well as interviews with modern day pilots and engineers of these historic aircraft I also wanted to focus in on the people who flew these aircraft while still in service. Sadly of course in a number of cases the opportunity to interview is no longer available, but where possible I have tried to delve into … Continue reading Warbird People: Frederick Dudley Travers DFC WW1 Ace and Flying Boat Pioneer

Warbird People: Tom “TK” Kurtz III – General Manager: The Fighter Factory

“Why would someone want to do anything else?” It’s a good question. This was Tom “TK” Kurtz's response to me asking if given the chance to do it all again, he’d end up in the same job he has now, and who could blame him? For those that don’t know Tom is the General Manger … Continue reading Warbird People: Tom “TK” Kurtz III – General Manager: The Fighter Factory