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FROM THE
FLYING PIONEERS BIOGRAPHIES
OF HAROLD E. MOREHOUSE

HOWARD HUNTINGTON

Early New York Aviation Engineer - Manufacturer

Howard Huntington was born at Flushing, New York, December 13th, 1885. He attended local grade and High Schools, then graduated from New York University in 1909 with a BA degree.

While in college he became interested in aviation and built and flew hang-type gliders prior to 1908. In 1908-1909 he was associated with the Aerial Experiment Association at Hammondsport, New York between semesters in college, where he assisted in the design and construction of the Association's first planes.

In 1910 he opened his own shop at Mineola, Long Island, New York, to build planes and to bring out a line of accessories for the plane builder. On January 31, 1910 he became a member of the Aero Club of America.

During 1910-1912 he built two experimental planes, the last one a novel arched wing autostable high wing monoplane, called the "Gull". This plane was powered by a 6-cylinder 75 H.P. Roberts engine and was flown at Hampstead, Long Island, in the spring of 1913.

Continuing his personal undertaking, Huntington started working on a military type tractor biplane in 1914, then on January 7th, 1915 organized Huntington Aircraft, Incorporated, with an office in New York and factory at Garden City, Long Island New York. The new biplane was first flown on March 11th, 1915 by Early  

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