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5 most astonishing maneuvers that later were performed by aeroplanes with motors, also proving that a machine could be built that would be stable and under full control of the aviator. Maloney was the first man in American killed while flying a glider. AUGUSTUS POST, one of the early balloonists who in 1910 while flying a balloon with ALAN R. HAWLEY were lost for some time. They finally landed near Lake Sotogama near the Peribonka River, about fifty miles from St. Amborse, having traveled eleven hundred and seventy miles from St. Louis where they took off. Post has been one of the great aeronautical technical men at a great many of the country's air meets. ART MIX, one of the first privates of the Signal Corps who built one of the first really small biplanes at College Park;. Later he was a long time mechanic for Lincoln Beachey. PROF. A. A. MERRILL. professor of aeronautics at the pioneer school of aeronautics, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Merrill spent a great deal of time in the study of tandem monoplanes, such as the Armstrong Wheckler tandem ship. Lt. THOMAS E. SELFRIDGE, first man to be appointed by Pres. William Howard Taft to study aeronautics for the army. He was a member of aerial experiment association with Glenn Curtiss and Alexander Graham Bell. The first man to be killed in American aviation at Fort Myer in 1908. Selfridge Field in Michigan is named in his memory. GLENN H. CURTISS, great builder of aircraft, early builder of the June Bug which he flew for one mile thereby winning the Scientific American Cup. He was the first to attach pontoons on a biplane so it could rise from the water and later adding wheels to the pontoons so as to land on land.
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