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ORVILLE & WILBUR WRIGHT. Their dream was to build a power driven aeroplane and to fly it; they accomplished that dream. The Wrights balanced success with simplicity, modesty and science. The praise of these great masters of aerodynamics has been sung around the world.

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL - Inventor of the famous tetrahedral cell, also the cagnet which Lt. SELFRIGE attempted to fly, the cagnet rested on a barge or boat to be towed by a motor boat until the proper lift was attained. Bell was a member of the Experimental Association then associated with Glenn Curtiss and J A D. McCurdy.

AUGUSTUS M. HERRING, one of the first men to obtain a charter to manufacture aeroplanes. The first aeroplane was sold by the company to the newly formed Aeronautical Society of N.Y. Herring was assistant to Octave Chanute in some of the multi-surface machined developed by Chanute

TANK WATERS, early mechanic and GLENN CURTISS great helper. Tank helped a great deal when the DRONE No. 1 or better known as the Red Wing, the first machine to fly from an ice covered lake. 

ERNEST L. JONES, Editor of one of America's first aeronautical papers and one of the first members of the aeronautical society who had as their first flying field the famous MINEOLA Field on Long Island. Jones has been associated with the wonderful club called Early Birds. Only those who flew before 1916 can become members.

PROF. H. La V. TWINING, who for years made a careful study and proved that an air machine could be made that would fly from the water and return and land on water.

PROF. DANIEL MALONEY, parachute jumper of the balloon days. He was the pilot that was cast from a balloon in a glider built by Prof. Montgomery at 4000 feet and in the course of its descent performed some of the 

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J A D. McCurdy (presumably John Alexander Douglas McCurdy) - unsure if spaces between initials are intentional or the result of typewriter formatting Yes, this is John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

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